Showing posts with label Tomatoes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tomatoes. Show all posts

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Photos For A Thursday


I'm currently working on a couple of projects to finish up my teaching credential and as I sit here listening to Coldplay and writing...the impulse to post a blog has popped into my brain.  
Blogpost writing = another perfectly valid form of procrastination.  

In Production:  A maxi-dress made of Voile...buttery and yummy to work with.  
Simplicity 2638    Robert Kaufman London Calling Voile 

What happens when I'm beyond bored of my surroundings....

Dining Room late Sunday afternoon

Dining Room Monday morning
I shouldn't be bored because remodel plans are at the city and hopefully will be approved any minute now.  Although I am not keeping the beautiful 60 year old hardwood, it will be salvaged and given away for someone else to use.  

My new kitchen is in there!  

So while I wait for those plans, I am out looking at things like this...
I'm in love...seriously. 

My lovely little cave kitchen got a workout on the 4th when I cooked 15 pounds of Buttermilk Fried Chicken for our block party.  My little range top got a good workout that day.   
Buttermilk Fried Chicken

This morning's harvest: tomatoes, zucchini and one tomatillo.

  
Go have a great day everyone! Be safe and have fun. 
Susan 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bloglovin Test Post

Google Reader is about to go kaput (I was out of the loop for so long while student teaching that I didn't know it was going away!) and now I'm searching around for blog readers because....I want to read your blogs! 

Obviously I want you to read mine too so this is a test post for Bloglovin, an alternative to Google Reader that I need to post with the following....

<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3256419/?claim=jxnejt4hgeu">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

in order for me to claim my blog.  
Ok done.  
Btw, I've checked out Feedly and now I'm on to Bloglovin to make my comparison.  Feedly was eh, ok.  Not in love with it though so on to Bloglovin to see what they have to offer.  

Just for reading here are my tomatoes basking in the summer sun.  At 4:30pm it's about 82 degrees here with hotter weather on it's way which make the tomatoes very happy.  

So many tomato plants, so many tomatoes, so many quarts of tomatoes in my future!  

No more pics but I'm happily planning a new quilt, a couple of new garments and have been fabric shopping both in the store and online.  I'll be sewing very soon.  Yay!  

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday...
Susan

Friday, December 28, 2012

My December Garden

Congratulations are in order to my Boxing Day 2012 Sew-In giveaway winner: Chiska! 

My favorite Christmas morning quote: "I got my very own [scotch] tape!"
I enjoyed everyone's comments and instead of picking my favorite, I attempted the Random Number Generator for like the 100th time and it worked.  Explanation: I was able to use the Snipping Tool in Windows 7 to capture the image and paste into the blog.  Yay!  (Another perk of a new computer.)

My December Garden: 

In my small garden plot in the back corner of my yard I have two tomato plants and herbs growing. What a huge treat to have red tomatoes in December.   

Stupice, Genovese and Roma Tomatoes
This is my larger garden plot which now has Cabbage, Cheddar Cauliflower, Romaine Lettuce, Carrots, two different kinds of Kale, Red and Yellow Onions, Scallions and a couple of different tomatoes.  The tallest tomato - a Roma is the tomato plant that just keeps on giving.  I planted it in July and as you can see from the photo above, it is still giving me red tomatoes.  Yea it looks a bit haggard but I'm not pulling it out until it stops producing.
Every few days I go "leaf picking" and spend a good 15 minutes or so hand picking all of the leaves out of the garden.  Probably only one more week of this left before the trees are done dropping their leaves.

Do you have anything growing in your December garden?  Please share as I would love to know.  
Enjoy your Friday~
Susan

Sunday, May 27, 2012

First Tomatoes and Giveaway Day Winner

Two Romas and one Early Girl have decided to be the first tomatoes to ripen in my garden. These are both from my older small plot but I must add that all of the vegetables in my new plot are doing great - everything is showing wonderful growth. More on that in another blogpost. 

My Giveaway Day winner is Strandkorbtraum!  

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 10:39 AM, strandkorbtraum wrote:

The why is easy: I'm not receiving any radio in some parts of the building I work in and I'm not always home or ready to listen when the program is on ... 
What: well as a way to not forget all my English I usually go for the BBC, Radio Ireland and the Australian National Broadcast, they have some interesting, history and music podcasts. Australia had for a long time audio book podcast though they sadly decided to have almost only copyrighted books read that you can only get the podcasts inside Australia ... I do love the Scottish sports podcast, and I various gardening podcasts ... That's about it. Thanks for the chance! 
 
Podcast update: I'm just about to take the hammer to my CPU and microphone (actually multiple microphones) as they've somehow just decided to stop working correctly to allow me to record my voice.  I've been ready for a good four days now with tons of material and a new quilting history topic and plenty of time to record...and the hardware is now the problem.  Ugh. 

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday,
Susan

Monday, June 6, 2011

First Tomatoes of the Season!

I had no plan for dinner tonight and so I rummaged around looking for what I could pull together for my boys and then for the husband and I.  The boys had Spicy Sausage Sandwiches and the sweetest Strawberries possible that I bought at our local Farmer's Market yesterday morning.  I love the Sunday Farmer's Market in my town.  Just walking down the rows of fresh locally grown produce is worth the visit and the samples are enough to fill you up for breakfast of lunch, depending upon what time you show up.

Hmmm, what would we eat?  The usual empty Monday refrigerator (I had fun today instead of going to the store) gave me no clues as to what to eat for our dinner. Then, a shred of a memory went from my unconscious to my conscious brain...the tomatoes might be ready!  I turned toward my thirteen year old who was rattling off all he knew about the China/Japan unit in his 7th grade History class and I told him to follow me out to the backyard to see if my Early Girl tomatoes were ready.  This is what we found:
Early Girl Tomatoes - June 6th, 2011  6:45pm
Within about five minutes those ripe tomatoes went from on the vine to this:

To this:
Early Girl Tomatoes

The Early Girl tomatoes were sliced and dressed with Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Kosher Salt and a touch of Basil.  The husband and I polished off five tomatoes between the two of us...can you blame us?  In case you were wondering we also had Humus and Flatbread and a lovely Risotto made with a recipe from Lynn Rossetto Kasper from The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper cookbook.  

I'm working on content for Episode #9 of the HQ Podcast that I will be recording Friday morning.  Stay tuned for my results for making the Focaccia recipe I spoke about in Episode #8.  

Ciao!
Susan