Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Tomatoes are making their way into nearly every meal just now... I prepare them the lazy way - quartering them and tossing them into an enamelled cast iron pot with sauteed onion and olive oil. Next, I add a huge dump of herbs and spices - whatever I feel like... mostly garlic, oregano, basil, sea salt and pepper. Let simmer for a while and use it in EVERYTHING. I have yet to can any tomatoes as we are devouring all we can fresh each day :)
Sweet potato fries were a healthy, tasty success today (kid approved, too!). Peel and slice sweet potatoes, toss in a high grade cold pressed oil, coat in a generous amount of herbs and spices (I used a quirky combination of basil, oregano, herbs de Provence, sea salt and pepper). Bake at 400 "ish". Set the timer to check on them after 15 minutes and stir frequently after that. Dipped in a mustardy, mayonnaise dill dip, they were So So Good. I couldn't get an after picture because they were promptly devoured by a passel of hungry kids!
These delicate poppies are simply gorgeous. I love them so... All that hard work seeding perennials is starting to finally pay off. Next year, the blooms will be magnificent!
Kitty has found a perch that provides him an excellent view of the entire back yard including the comings and going of many extra children today. Those grass fronds sway ever so gently in the breeze which he finds most irresistible :) Cheeky boy.
I did manage to weed for an hour today and I feel much better for it.