I'm fighting allergies (or the black plague), so I'm all whiny and melodramatic.
My tonsils are swollen and I sound like Godzilla going through puberty. I swear this causes acute deafness in Michael and the dogs. I keep bellowing and getting more Godzilla-y, they keep pretending to not hear me and snickering.
Yes, dogs snicker. They also give good Glare.
|Actually, she's happily waiting to be released from her Wait and get a bite of cheese.|
That makes me snicker.
Last year, I planted WAY too many eggplants. This year, I only planted two..and yet..I have WAY too much eggplant.
Five Fairytales on one plant..and I've picked 14 already. Make it stop!
I don't know anyone that likes eggplant or I would be passing out these purple ..darlings.
My UPS delivery is always the same person. He's fantastic.
He brings turkey jerky for the dogs..it's a bribe so they don't eat him, but still!
Yesterday, he sees me in the garden and brings the package to me...stops and stares...
UPS guy: Sam..are those..pantyhose?
Me: Yep. Actually, they were thigh-highs. It amused several people on my blog...and now I'm going to mention YOU mentioning the pantyhose! I'll also point out you weren't weird and pervy about thigh-highs and melons.
UPS guy: I love coming here...even if you are wearing a tshirt that says Serial Killer and you're holding a sharp trowel. But, you're also wearing a cowboy hat. I don't know what to think.
Me: Oh great. Now you're telling Blogland I dress like a crazy person.
UPS guy: Actually, you will be telling them....
See why I love him?!
HI HANK! :D
|Blue table..blahblah..is anyone else sick of tomato pics?|
Today is vat of pasta sauce day...and tomato soup day...and tomato paste day.
A quick copy for those who asked about the paste:
8 qt. peeled, cored, chopped tomatoes, about 4 dozen large
1 1/2 c. chopped sweet red peppers (about 3)
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp. salt
1 clove garlic (optional)
Combine all ingredients and cook slowly over low heat for 1 hour. Press tomato mixture through a fine sieve, add garlic if desired. Cook mixture slowly until thick enough to round up on a tablespoon (about 2 1/2 hours). Stir frequently.Remove clove of garlic. Pour hot mixture into hot Ball jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust Ball dome lids and Ball bands. Process half pints 45 minutes in water bath canner.
I like it better than canned tomato paste, but it is a pain in the butt.
|Blueberries with cream and a little sugar.|
|96 pounds. 6 pounds. |
Youngest dog and oldest cat.
Besties..no matter how odd the pairing.
Supposedly, we're having a fire and a few drinks this evening.
Just bring bribes for the dogs.
Probably a good idea to bring bribery food for me, too.