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.

the bathroom project

Last weekend we kicked it up a notch and finished a good portion of the bathroom at the office. We spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there, not to mention last night. And, Brian’s there right now. And, we’ll be going again tomorrow. We did manage to squeeze in some fun–Doug …

tomato note

The Costaluto Genovese tomatoes I planted this year are doing pretty well. My tomatoes are somewhat pathetic this year and these have been the best producer thus far. I’ll need to plant these again next year.

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 …