Some good friends visited from far away (and shared some healthy skepticism about the mirror book)
I processed more tomatoes than I care to count.
For our 5th anniversary, I bought my husband a pen and pencil set made of local wood, and these wood spreaders for the kitchen. I love them. This is the first year I've kept with the yearly anniversary theme and will keep it up when I can.
We've picked lots of ground cherries from the backyard. The baby starts panting as soon as she sees the yellow husk.
I tasted one of these. Beautiful, but bland.
I continue to be compulsive about making a big breakfast on the weekend. Eric's eggs make it all the better.
I've been cooking other people's recipes. This honey mustard salmon recipe came from Martha Stewart Everyday Food but it was just ok.
I also used their recipe for a basil lime sauce to serve over store-bought ravioli.
I made this fragrant bouquet from backyard flowers. It only lasted for a couple days, but the color and smell of fresh flowers always perks up my mood.
We had my parents over for dinner and made BLTs with herilooms from market.
We spread a little avocado aioli on the sandwiches, and by the end of dinner, everyone was licking the bowl. Vegenaise is the secret!
A sweet friend dropped of a bunch of apples from her tree, so this tool has gotten a lot of use. (Ellie finds it fascinating.) I'll tell you about what I've done with the apples soon.
And I made a farm visit that I can't wait to tell you more about. I wrote about Salt Fork Farms for the Field to Family blog, which you can read here. I plan to do a much more extensive and personal post here soon, but here's just a taste.
Hope you're enjoying the last moments of the long weekend.