Sunday, August 30, 2009

One of my favorite things


Ratatouille with our zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, and basil. Also, Uncle Mark's garlic. Store bought: onions, oil, and chicken broth.

With my extra time, I have been really enjoying cooking using produce from our garden and other local sources. I like cooking and experimenting and it is even fun to try and take pictures. The garden was not as easy as last year, probably mostly because of the weather, but I finally realized my tomatoes were salvagible. We are now getting all sorts of things from the garden and I hope to make use of it all. I am also planning lots more experimenting in the kitchen soon. I hope to work on some canning and bread making. Feel free to share your best recipes and tips! (For some reason blogger doesn't like my photography and keeps turning the photos . . . and I can't figure out how to fix it. Sorry.)

Almost all local kabobs. My zucchini, and red and green peppers; beef from Brad's uncle (we bought 1/2 a cow) and store bought onions. Next year I guess I need to work on onions!

Lots of tomato and cucumber salads! Yum!

Zucchini bread of course!

My new very favorite summer meal.
Homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese with tomato.

The tomatoes are so beautiful (well, the healthy ones!).


JG said...

Ruth, those are beautiful pictures!!! Is a lot of that stuff from your garden? YUM!
One request: Could you go back in and change the yellow text color? I can't read it at all on my computer!
Thanks, poofy-cakes!

JG said...

Ok, I tried highlighting the text and it worked!
Ruth, the contrast between your previous post and this one is beautiful...look at the bounty of your garden! That must feel so satisfying! Your pictures are amazing...the food is so beautiful! It seems to me that you are being very productive with your time at home. Just thinking about all your gardening and cooking and time with Joseph makes me feel SO happy for you! That is so awesome! I am definitely doing a garden next year and I'm going to hit you up for suggestions. Question #1: Any composting tips???
Let me know how canning goes!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Ruth, thanks.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth-the food looks beautiful and so-o-o healthy. Keep up the good work. Luv anonymous GG