Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Gift of Green Beans, Yellow Squash and Zuchinni

Friend brought by enough for this one of Green Beans, Yellow Squash and Zuchinni
They are simmering
and googled about herbs in my green beans, said to add Basil and garlic, just did and smells
wonderful. Also small potatoe's my Laurie introduced me too

squash simmering and added a little cheese.  Did fry 3 pieces of bacon to chop on beans and squash,
a real country lunch...  Now wish I had corn bread but do not feel like making
it has been a long day when you get up at 4:30 and a quick trip to local small town.  New York Times is waiting by my chair and afternoon will be reading time.

So welcome is the high 80's early morning but 90's now...

Going  upstairs to storage room for ice cube trays.   So much not growing this year
but I do have herbs and forgot to  freeze them last year.   Chop (after washing) my basil, thyme, dill, rosemary, mint
wash, chop, place in cubes, add water and freeze.   Last Winter had not done and did  not like using herbs from little cans at market

In the past would hang from rafters in shed or attic, no such rafters available in this cottage.  The first
couple of years after moving back to the country did tie some together and hang from  drying rack in the storage room.  Sure smelled nice in that room.   Might still do some that way if energy hangs around.

Have to grow turnip greens and gathering some large containers.   At the store the size of leaves
are huge and I pick when really small (so good)   They can be planted next month :)

It is wonderful to be able to cook and bake some.  Last few years such flares of Sjogrens and arthritis, a couple of falls and times like I am experiencing I do not take for granted.


Marcie said...

How nice to have all that fresh produce. I love to hear that you are feeling well enough to cook and to preserve your herbs for winter cooking! I wish it wasn't so hot in your location, but I know you are enjoying the cool evenings and mornings.

Tabor said...

My oregano was spreading too far and I cut a bunch of the branches and just set them on the counter in my kitchen. In a few days I pulled off the dried leaves outside and now Ihave a jar of very pungent oregano.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Tabor, you gave me an idea - thank you.
Marcie, hopefully what is going on - last a while.

Judy said...

WOW! You are having a burst of energy and feeling well. Gotta take advantage of that, because at our age, it happens so rarely.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Oh yes, Judy
hope it lasts ")

Wisewebwoman said...

good to see you back in the saddle so to speak. I am growing many herbs this year and they are thriving. I will bring little jars to my apartment. On each floor there is a greenhouse area, lots of well tended plants and some comfy chairs to sit and enjoy them.

I do love your cooking!


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

How wonderful that you are feeling good and energetic! Small potatoes are my favorites. They have excellent flavor. Your beans looked delicious and so did the squash. Cornbread sounds delicious, too, but I'm enjoying our week of 90 degree temperatures (after a few days of 100 - 107 degree temps last week) and don't want to heat up the kitchen with the oven.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

WWW & Susie, just keep moving is what the mind tells me :)