Day to Day Life Week Thirty-One

The last week looked something like this:

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Once upon a time I picked a lot of basil. Then decided to make a lot of pesto. Except I failed the first batch, resulting in only 4 half-pint jars thus far. Oh well. Lesson learned: don’t shortcut areas you should take your time, like pulling individual leaves off basil stems, rather than throwing stems and all into the food processor… Brown stemmy pesto = no bueno.

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This meal for one was a good decision.

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The week began with an experiment in homemade pickles. Spicy dilly green beans, squash pickles and cucumber pickles. Waiting and waiting to see how they turn out…

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I’m not the best at keeping up with the constant delivery of crookneck squash. Luckily someone here enjoys the overgrown squash that’s too tough for my liking.

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Ginger apple plum jam. (Magic in a jar.)

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I walked into our living room the other afternoon and discovered two Wright boys had accidentally fallen asleep.

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Mrs. Business, lounging around.

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Relief from the 450-degree kitchen.

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I’m glad we only planted two varieties of eggplant… Eggplant for DAYYYS.

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Fresh local peaches! So good in these peach cobbler scones.

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It was SUPER smoky around here for most of the week… Such pretty blood-red suns, though.

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Because I love fresh peaches right now – a freshly juiced peach margarita. SO GOOD.

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Lots of eggplant means getting creative with using it. Baked eggplant parmesan “lasagna” with layers of roasted cherry tomato marinara sauce and spinach/tofu.

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Something keeps eating our bigger tomatoes right when they approach ripening. It makes me swear out loud every time.

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Blue, green, sun.

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