Archives for August 13, 2012

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For weeks now, my breakfast every morning has been a three egg omelet with tomatoes.  I’m going to miss those this winter.

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We picked the one sweet dumpling squash that grew before squash vine borers killed the plant.

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I baked it with butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon.  My mom used to do the same with acorn squash when I was a kid.  I hated it.

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I didn’t tell my kids that though, and they all ate part of that one squash, even Beatrix who typically declares all foods yucky whether or not she’s ever tried them.

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Organic cherries were on sale recently for 2.99 a pound.  I bought them all.

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We ate most of the cherries fresh, but I also made the upside down caramel sweet cherry cake (something like that) from Rustic Fruit Desserts (fantastic cookbook especially if you’re like me and your favorite desserts are made with fruit.)  I only burned one batch of caramel before getting it right.  We ate the cake with whipped cream on top, and I regretted giving myself such a large and greedy piece.  It was delicious but very rich.  A small piece would have been perfect.

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In contrast, we also eat lots of plain whole milk yogurt (I made the switch about a year ago, and my kids don’t complain anymore) with grain free granola these days.

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So far, the only melons that have ripened in my garden, have also rotted on the underside.  I am thinking that next year I am going to plant the reliable Athena melons that we buy at the farmer’s market.  I love planting new heirloom varieties each year, but I haven’t had much success finding any that we really like.

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Our watermelons are looking great, and if we manage to pick them at the right time, we’ll be doing good.  (We didn’t grow the one that Silas is eating.)

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Last week we got our first egg.  One of our Columbian Rock crosses has started laying an egg every other day.  So far she’s the only one.

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The first eggs are so teensy and cute (show here next to a large egg for comparison.)  Hopefully the other birdie girls will join good girl number one and start laying soon as well.  Between me and the kids, those nest boxes are probably being checked more than a dozen times each day.

What have you been eating?  I’ve been having a hard time coming up with lunch ideas.