Onward and upward - it is summer here in Idaho and we are all about the garden so forgive my one dimensional life this month!
Nourish - There is a flavor that screams SUMMER to me and it is the BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato on toast)
sandwich. It is only made better when the lettuce and tomato are fresh from the garden, and the toast is homemade. Hubby has tomatoes everywhere - they have of course ripened a ton of them at the same time! He is feverishly making his salsa and then I will get to can whatever tomatoes are left! (looks like I will have plenty!) If anyone is curious about different types - he tried an "Amish Roma" (heirloom) this year and they are really large and tasty!
Prepare - This category is all about the canning this month as that is our major activity in the late summer as
|Peaches, Salsa and Sweet Pickles|
Reduce - I have reduced the population of squash bugs in the world! Alright it's kind of a stretch but I did
Green - We have managed to avoid any store bought chemicals and/or pesticides on the garden and
Grow - The beans are starting to look like they maybe ready to move beyond flowers. The winds recently
Create - In keeping with the all garden all the time theme this month I will share that I have created some monumental messes in the kitchen!!
Discover - We have rediscovered the Farmers Market here locally. it is just the best place to get local honey and some of the things we don't grow.
Enjoy - I am enjoying the anticipation of my mother coming to visit in August! She has been taking care of her mother for the last 3 years and has not been able to come and see where we live and visit us here. I am so excited to have her come here as it has now been almost a year since I have seen her again and that is just too long!! I am just like a little kid with the excitement! She looks too young to have a kid my age doesn't she!!!
Don't forget to check out the other blogs this month and have a wonderful August, whether you are winding down the harvest season or gearing up for spring!!