Everything on the plate except the olives, oil, and sausage came from our garden. Fermented dill pickles and tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, and grilled eggplant and zucinni. Perhaps it would have looked like more on a smaller plate but it was filling. I forgot the fresh herbs. Next time.
There’s been a flurry of activity in the kitchen this week. Corn relish, sweet and sour sauce, and stewed tomatoes are beginning to line the shelves.
The bottom jar has powdered tomato skins to be used in soups etc. The peels were in the dehydrator over night and then into the blender. I’m really happy with the outcome. One more item, although small, kept out of the garbage or compost.
Bottom line: try to use as much of a product as possible. You know the old saying, “waste not, want not”.
Now if I could curb the “want-me” thinking I’d be good to go.
Well, it’s definitely allergy season. Last evening I spent time in the garden. This morning my allergies have kicked into high gear. Perhaps the day will be slower than yesterday but I will embrace it none-the-less.
The sunflowers are soaking up the beautiful sunshine.
You can’t gauge the height from these photos but the tall one in the back garden is close to 10 feet.
Will you do the same?
Note the maple in the distance – slowly changing colour.
I’m reminded of Dory in Finding Nemo singing, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming”.
Some days are like that. Nose to the grindstone, follow that plan, do what needs doing – and on and on. Well, today was one of those days. I followed the plan and executed all necessary steps to get to the end of the day with no regrets or feeling like I should have…
How was your Monday? Did you celebrate Labor Day with friends and family, or stay home and rest?
I miss the parades and special events that happened on this day when I was growing up. However, today was well spent and I’m ready for what ever comes my way this week.
Do you have a plan? When Nick says, “I have a plan” I tend to get nervous. Ha, Ha, Ha.