Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Random Tuesday...thoughts and stuff

With any luck, by the time you read this, I should have arrived in Vancouver without getting too sick on the airplanes. Doing my annual visit-the-folks trip is always fun and stressful at the same time.

Wanted to leave you with a few pretty pictures of our harvests. This is our gai lan (Asian green; related to broccoli, I believe) that we blanched and froze:Just look at the cute (and tasty) flowers on it!We also harvested a large black trash bag full of basil - regular Italian, plus lime and lemon basils. I washed them, and you can see the boys' hands in this photo as they picked all the leaves off the stems.Dh did most of the actual processing work making the pesto, using up a whole bottle of olive oil (we like the Spectrum Organic ones), and about 6 lemons. Yum!! Here it is, in its blurry glory (darn shaky hands):What have you harvested or processed in the past week or two? I know some of you have already made luscious jams from various berries!

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams