animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook


I picked a nice basketful of tomatoes this evening–a couple of varieties. I will surely be giving some of these away. But, in the meantime, it looks like we’ll be having some tomato side dishes this week. This recipe looks good. I think I’ll try it this week.

more socialization

My parents watched Jake a couple of days this week so I asked them if they wanted to stay for dinner one night. Tonight worked best for them, so we had a little cookout this evening. Nothing fancy–just burgers (and the fixin’s), kielbasa, and some of my famous freezer pickles. …

a relaxing evening

Judy came over this evening and we hung out by the pond for a few hours. This was about as close to entertaining as we’ve gotten all year. We had a couple of glasses of wine and spent the evening talking. It was a nice change of pace from our …