Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In the Kitchen this Week

The black raspberries are abundant this year. The bushes are overflowing with the beautiful black fruit. The girls and I have been picking, eating and freezing lots of them.

We have also baked a lot of loaves of this wonderful double berry strussel bread. YUMMY!

We made fresh pasta the other night for dinner. The dough was a little sticky and wouldn't go through our pasta cutter, so we cut it by hand. It tasted good, but was a little too thick for the girls liking. We will definitely making pasta again, but will try another recipe.

And finally after what seems like forever, the garden is starting to produce. We have picked 6 pounds of green beans. Most of them have made it to the freezer. Wish I could say the same thing for the peas. They were eaten as fast as I picked them.

We have also had a handful of cherry tomatoes. Boy were they yummy! We have two large tomatoes that should be ready in a day or two and tons of green ones.

And then there is the sourdough starter that a lovely friend gave me. I have been feeding it daily for the last week and finally baked bread last night. It was yummy toasted with butter this morning for breakfast.

What's happening in your kitchen this week?


  1. All I can say is "YUMMY!" My garden is not producing very well this year. Our weather has been way too cool and wet for most things to grow well. My potatoes, beets and onions are doing well, though not quite ready. Can't wait for fresh green beans!! :-)

  2. How wonderful to have such abundance right outside your kitchen door:) Everything looks amazing.
    Take care

  3. This is fantastic! I live in a mountain area, so I I am still waiting for some of my garden to pull thru, but you got me all excited now!

  4. It all looks delicious!


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