Virgin Gardener and Santa Muerte
These are supposed to be pickling cucumbers. But I’m afraid that they’re on the way to the next world. Angels… enjoy the tiny pepino. I suppose they could rally but I’m calling a priest just in case.
In happier news the lovely Kel from Enough Pie for Everyone shared this recipe for butternut squash. And get this is not actual butter I’m growing. Don’t tell my crush, Paula ’bout this please.
Kel’s Sinfully Silky Butternut Squash Soup
Pierce the skin and roast squash until it is very soft.
Peel and puree the flesh, minus the seeds and pulp, with
some sauteed onions.
Add to warmed broth, vegetable or chicken works equally
Top with a pat of butter and some salt and pepper.
And Annbb from The Tombstone Chronicler kindly shared a way for me to handle all my extra (assuming they’re not dying as we speak) ripe tomato!
Simple and Delicious from The Tombstone Chronicler
In a baking dish (9 x 13 or thereabouts) put a layer of
fresh basil leaves to entirely cover bottom of pan. On
top of that place a layer of sliced garden tomatoes, any
color. Generously splash balsamic and olive oil over
everything (or make a packet of Good Seasons Italian with
balsamic and olive oil and drizzle that on – what I
usually do). Then Generously cover all with feta cheese.
Broil in the oven just until the feta is nicely browned.
Serve at room temperature, never cold out of the fridge.
This is not a good dish to make the day before – doesn’t
hold well, but it’s so simple and quick you can make it
a few minutes or hours before you serve it without a lot
And does this tease make us look fat? Maybe but I’m going to tease anyway – coming soon on this space we’re going to talk about a sweetener that threatens to be the NEXT BIG SWEET THANG!
Oh.. and very quietly I wanted to sneek in here.. 5lbs off since Memorial Day. Shh. Don’t let the weight know I’m here or it will want to move back in.
Now I’ve got to go call that priest.. for a number of things but right now I’m going to have to get some absolution for this cucumber murderer and can they bless veggies?