Saturday, August 21, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Squash Anyone

The CSA box from Soil Born Farms has had an abundance of squash. While I was gone Jim picked up our box but didn't cook much of it and tomorrow is another box. Tonight we dined on grilled squash which was tossed with a little olive oil, garlic powder and Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning. Tony Chachere is a staple in our home. We moved with two large, l pound, containers and are now down to one. It is our seasoning of choice for all meats and vegetables. I also grilled sausage and we had fresh strawberries and blackberries Jim picked up on Saturday at the local farmers market. I think he is hooked on the idea of fresh. Granted he also bought his favorite thing - pistachios from Dewey farms.

Still trying to figure out what to do with all the carrots. Any suggestions would be appreciated. FYI, all soups must have meat according to the husband criteria.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tomato Sauce

So what does one do with ripe tomatoes from the Soil Born Farm CSA along with the tomatoes being grown at the York casa - make tomato sauce. Along with garlic from the CSA box is fresh bay leaf, rosemary and basil from the backyard. This is all going in the freezer as I am off tomorrow to Seattle to celebrate my youngest sister's 50th which was back in December but we wanted a little warmer weather. See you all in a week with more fun.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


While Hagen was visiting me this summer he knit a few hats for community service hours. The Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas requires that a student complete at least 70 hours of community service to graduate. Since I am a knitter and my son knows how to knit, he knit hats. We originally were going to donate them to the Salvation Army of Sacramento homeless shelter but a call was put out for hats from a customer of Filati Fine Yarns in Rocklin, California to make hats for the people of New Guinea. This is a compilation of hats Hagen did and that I had in my stash.