Sunday, September 22, 2013

Black and White Bags

I made a couple more bags, and now my black and white collection is complete--maybe.
I just happen to like my round bottom bag, I wasn't sure I would.  Getting the button and loop on it helped a lot.  Closure--I needed closure, Ha-ha!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Round Bottom Bag

I did some needle bending today.  Actually, I broke a needle in my sewing machine trying to sew over a pin--I  know better, but that doesn't stop me.
I wanted a shoulder bag because my elbow is still bothering me from when I took a bush out by myself.  I'm not sure if I like it, but we will see.  I may modify it.  I know I will enjoy having a shoulder bag though.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dehydrator Love

I love my dehydrator.  Today I decided to spend a lot of time in my kitchen.  I made some Apple Berry Salsa and had leftover fruit so I dried some of it.
 Here's the end result.  Dried kiwi, apples, an oranges.  The kiwi is delicious--I've never dried it before.
 I made a bunch of salads, and cooked taco meat for hubby's lunches.  Also I made 2 lasagna meals, cooked a chicken, deboned it and am now making bone broth.  I spent about 4 hours in the kitchen.  I did a few loads of laundry---and oh yes, I made sweet cinnamon tortilla chips in the oven on my baking stone.  I'm a gadget girl.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pesto Making

I picked 12 cups of basil this morning, which made 3 batches of pesto. The two bags will be frozen.  I put more basil in the darker batch.
The recipe calls for 4 cups of lightly packed basil, 1/2 cup of toasted walnuts or pine nuts, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 garlic clove, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil.
Here's my recipe card, if you can read it. 
It doesn't take very long to make, but it is a little messy, because you have to drag out the food processor.   
 Yum!  It's great in pasta, or on a grilled chicken sandwich, or just as a condiment on your grilled chicken.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Green Growth

Our elephant ears are bigger this year than ever before.  We've had good weather this summer,  and lots of rain up until a few weeks ago.  But I've been watering them real well. 
The table and chairs are completely covered now-Ha! 
The sweet potato vine is taking over the patio, but I'm okay with that.
We've had lots of skeeters too.  Hubby's calling--I must get ready for church--no more procrastinating.