I'm trying to inject a little structure into my life and, therefore, into my blog. I'm tired of sitting down and thinking, "OMG! I haven't updated my blog in a week! What will I write about?" when there's stuff going on to write about all the time. We'll see how this goes...today, all the stuff I haven't had a chance to write about lately.
Speaking of garden, it's been a bit of a bust this year. What the garden center had labeled as Sweet 100s have actually turned out to be Romas. Big difference. Luckily, we have some Sweet 100 volunteers which we are lovingly nurturing as we attempt to figure out how much tomato sauce two people can reasonably eat.
The zucchini initially blessed us with megazukes - about a dozen of them, before falling victim to some kind of nasty pest and dying practically overnight. We had one entire week of eating stuffed zucchini for dinner, and I sauteed the last one in garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and basil on Sunday evening. It was delicious! Oh, here's the "harvest".
Back in June, I went to a great shawl design class taught by Miriam Felton. She had a copy of her new book, "Twist & Knit" with her, and I was so impressed with it, I think I ordered it the very next day - both the actual book and the downloads. I waited patiently for my book and wondered if it would, indeed, be as wonderful as I thought that day, if I really loved every single project in the book. Well...my book arrived the week before last and, let me tell you, it's better than I remember! Beautiful patterns, wonderful layout, and just a great wealth of knitting information. She covered a lot of that information in the class I took but, of course, I didn't take notes and forgot great chunks of it since then. You can order your copy here.
My separated-at-birth twin, Bev, who lives way too far away in New York, visited twice in July. My banner picture shows our first meeting. How twinnish are we? Well...we were talking on the phone yesterday morning (me in Ohio, she in New York), and our dogs began barking at exactly the same moment. Scary. But I digress...she and her husband also came over for brunch a week later, on their way back to New York. They brought me these gorgeous flowers (which lasted almost three weeks!).
Fiesta Zucchini from Laine's Recipe Box. It can be as spicy or mild as you want, depending on what kind of salsa you use.
Lastly, while I was feverishly working on my WIP Wednesday post yesterday, we had a little bit of...um...wind. How much wind? This much...
I hope the weather is sunny and cooler wherever you are unless you're in the midst of a cold snap, in which case the reverse applies. And if you are, please tell me where you are so I can move there. If I never see another 90+ degree day again, it will be too soon.