Fruits of my Labor

The harvesting has really been good these past two days (check out my post at Simply Grateful Gardener for more info Two Days Of Harvesting.) Not the biggest harvests, but things are definitely picking up around here.


Par for me though, I’ve also discovered yet another ailment for the tomato plants — Blight. Early? Late? Does it really matter? More on all that in my post The Continuing Saga of How The Tomato Grows.

Oh well, at least I’ve got vegetables to can, freeze, roast, and cook with, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.


Since the 4th

The 4th was a wonderful day of family, friends, food, and fireworks. I thought I was being clever by having Hubby, the kids, myself, and my parents all meet up at Planet Fitness for their FREE Pizza Night, but in the end I did just as much work (if not more) as I would have had I cooked dinner. Instead of dinner I made 6 appetizers for late in the evening and 6 desserts for after the gym. Two days in the kitchen cooking — so where’s the time savings?

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We did several of these lanterns. What fun and a lot safer than fireworks.

Oh well, when don’t I want an excuse to try a few new recipes and make a few old favorites? That would be never!

Now I’m enjoying the first true harvest from the garden and working on my first canning project of the 2016 garden season. Check out my post at Simply Grateful Gardener for July 6, 2016 Garden Harvest.

July is still hot and humid, great for the garden, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.