This risotto recipe was delicious. I added some zucchini and served it with a salad. I will be making that again for sure.
I bought two nice bowls and a calico apron, (you know the kind that crisscross in the back?) during a thrift store shopping trip. I really like that blue bowl.
Then I made some granola, using a combination of this recipe and this one. I love to see that big jar sitting on the kitchen counter.
The pumpkins that sprouted from the compost pile are slowly ripening (there are 4 so far), and the cantaloupe are ridiculously sweet.
The cherry tomatoes are plentiful, yet four feet away, my regular tomatoes are struggling. The yellow and red peppers are doing great, but my jalapeno plant had exactly 3 peppers and looks like it's done. That's gardening for ya. You just never know.
I picked basil and sage, dried them in a 200 degree oven on cookie sheets then packed them into old glass spice jars. Next week I'll dry rosemary, but not in the oven. The last time I tried it, my oven and everything I cooked in it afterwards reeked of rosemary for at least a week. It put me off of using rosemary for a while.
I'm slowly quilting a small basket quilt and made a few pink blocks (more on that later) for my next scrap quilt, but I just haven't been in the sewing room much at all. I felt like I needed break, so I'm just going with it. Hopefully I'll get back into some sort of rhythm here soon.
It's August! Fall is right around the corner. Yippee! I can't wait :)