Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Patchwork

Remember the me going on and on about my great aunt Nell and all her crafts?  Well, mom was cleaning the attic and found my quilt that I called dibs on, as well as a few of the others.  Mine is not a hexagon, but I still love it.  I think it's fantastic in fact.  Mom is going to help me get it layered and I'm going to hand quilt it.  I've decided I'm going to back it with Kona cotton cause it is just so comfy.  We use sheets a lot on our quilts, but from everything I've read and what mom has said they are harder to quilt with.  I can't wait till I'm back from Mexico to get started.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Old Friends

Someone jokingly said that this needed to be blogged, so I'm complying. It was really great to see so many of my old friends. Hope it's not another 10-15 years before it happens again.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Viva Tomatoes!

Thar be tomatoes. Lots and lots of them. I picked a whole colander full today, in addition to the colander full I already had. I'm gonna have to break down and give some away I guess. I really do like to horde them though. Everything else in the garden though seems to be giving up. The cilantro and zuke died and the cuke is barely hanging on. No poblanos, a few new jalapeƱos and the basil is no longer growing a foot a week. Hopefully we'll get some green beans in soon.

Back to the tomatoes though. Today I made Cod with tomatoes and leeks from Everyday Food for my lunch. It was very good. I loved that the leeks were slightly caramelized. I may have used a bit too much lemon though. I even remembered to take a photo:

I know, washed out photo. I hate the camera on my iPhone but it's so convenient. I am getting an iPhone4 hopefully before the end of the month though. I should just stop being lazy and get out the Nikon. Tomorrow another Everday Food recipe, turkey burgers. Friday it's grilled tomato pasta, again from Everyday Food. Should help plow through some of those romas.

Monday, August 16, 2010

shrimp and curry, nom nom nom

T had a dinner meeting tonight so I FINALLY made my very first recipe from the Everyday Food cookbook I bought ages ago.  It was the pan-fried shrimp with green curry cashew sauce.  Oh, was it yummy.  I'm gonna have to remember to do stuff like this when he won't be home for dinner instead of eating mac and cheese and chicken nuggets like the boys.  T hates shrimp and I love it but never get to have it.  The curry sauce was even good on the boys leftover chicken nuggets (I had to taste test it, T would love this sauce too.)  I also made the sesame carrot salad that was a on the same page as a serving suggestion.  It was ok.  I think my carrots were not sweet enough.  It needed some sweetness to balance out the ginger and the acid.  Otherwise, a very satisfying dinner. I wish I had a photo to include but all that is left is a ramekin w/ a bit of green sauce stuck to the bottom of it.

I'm having the cod w/ leeks and tomatoes recipe that is on the previous page for lunch tomorrow. Can't wait.