August Harvest

August Harvest

The garden has been hit or miss this year. The zucchini plant gave us one zucchini and then gave up the ghost, for example. The fennel looked good for a bit, and then it succumbed to something—over watered? Under watered? Planted too close to a rival? Who knows? (Probably someone who’s a little more meticulous about their garden. Our approach is to try our best and see what happens.)

We did manage to get a lot of tomatoes (a few cherry and a roma pictured here—many more were used to make sauce for a dinner of stuffed peppers Thursday), several green peppers, two eggplant, a basket full of jalapenos, and two pale cukes.

There’s also a loaf of homemade bread hiding away back there in the corner. Since my Dad fixed our Kitchen Aid mixer earlier this year, Dan has been more than willing to make our sandwich bread. It is such a treat, but because it doesn’t contain any preservatives it gets funky FAST. I have to hold my hand over my mouth just thinking about that last lone heel we pulled out of the cupboard.

I haven’t been baking as much the last week or so because I’ve been feeling a little under the weather. My coffee table refinishing project has also been stalled for a few days, but I am hoping to get back to it tomorrow. I’ve got the legs to sand before I can think about staining and varnishing.

Eh, anyway, that’s about all I’ve got for an update.

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