Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tomato Season

With a capital 'T'.

This is the second year I've made tomato sauce. This time I didn't skin the fruit or simmer it for long hours on the stove, watching it and stirring it at regular intervals. I chopped 20 lb of tomatoes and put them in a large crock pot with chopped onion, celery and crushed herbs and simmered it for 12 hours. Then I pureed it right in the crock pot with an immersion blender. Wow, was that easy compared to last year!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Birthday Bouquet

The bouquet came from my brother. I LOVE how well it coordinates with my September wall hanging.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Family Birthday BBQ

Hollin and I played cat's cradle.

Auntie Kim read Thomas and Friends to Evan.

The brothers talked WOW, a language only they understand.

The Roberts women - and Evan photobombing. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Homemade V-8 Juice

I've waited all season for these beefsteak tomatoes. We've been enjoying them in ones and twos for a few weeks now, but I finally got a good harvest this weekend, almost 20 lbs. I also harvested parsley and chard for the V-8.

Includes: tomatoes*, beets, carrots*, chard*, parsley*, onions*, celery*, and garlic*. * Organic or homegrown.

It took some doing, but I decided that was because I had a relatively low-powered Waring Juicer. If I do it again next year, I'll need a better juicer.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Wonky Stars

The quilt guild asked for doll quilts, so I finished another One Patch and donated it.

I didn't know it was a challenge and there were prizes. Imagine my surprise when I won first place! My prize was 12 Wonky Star blocks.

Not all of them are my favorite color combinations, but I can make a child's community quilt with nine blocks.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Thimbleberry Creek Walk

DS1 and family came to visit this weekend and we had a pleasant walk in the redwoods along Thimbleberry Creek.

The wind up.

The follow through.

More rocks please, Grandpa.