Tuesday, September 02, 2008

More food

...because one can never have enough!

Last week, I made a granny cake and a banana cake, and also dumplings for chicken and dumplings.For the welcome party that we hosted for dh's department, I made our favorite coconut chocolate bar.We finally had a nice little crop of eggplants this year! Usually, flea beetles decimate our eggplants. Here are a couple of our tomatoes - Brandywine (the red one), which is an heirloom variety, and Persimmon, a pretty yellowish-orange one. Yellow tomatoes are supposed to be lower in acidity.We finally got just enough tomatoes for canning. Here they are all spread out before we processed them.I should have taken a photo of the boys using the strainer. Here it is, cooking down.We got 7 quarts' worth!A lovely little 1 oz jar of our dried tomatoes that the boys worked on.And so you know I'm not completely obsessed with food (hah!), here are the boys canoeing on a nearby lake. It may not be Joanna's lovely ocean, but it's plenty of fun for the kids.
"To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act." ~ Anatole France (1844 - 1924)