The garden is growing leaps and bounds. Tomatoes are setting fruit .. and huge heads of broccoli have been picked, blanched ... and frozen for winter. Raspberries are ripening .. and being picked .. though not many are surviving the walk to the kitchen ;) It's been cool enough for the lettuce to still be producing ... which means LOTS OF SALADS! I'm noticing the northeast corners of the double stacked raised beds grow lush .. while the southwest ends seem stunted. Will have to adjust my planting next year to take this into consideration.
I've been enjoying and really using our flour mill of late. It's become a habit now to grind enough wheat for a day or two.
I also dragged out my pasta roller/cutter after watching an Italian cooking show that featured a recipe with dough made so quickly in the food processor .. then rolled and cut quickly. For this I am using some of my home ground flour and semolina flour ... a good mix.
The herb garden has been harvested once already with bundles of greens hanging in the garden shed to dry. My favorite dried herb is thyme. There should be enough time for another growth spurt and harvest. Nothing beats fresh herbs in the summer right out the kitchen door.
Now that our daughter, Ann, moved out in May ... we are seeing a savings in electricity and food. Coffee beans last much longer :) Speaking of coffee ..we're now roasting beans in a hot air popcorn popper! It works much better than smoking up the kitchen using a skillet ... and can be done outside.
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