Thursday, October 20, 2011

in my kitchen lately......

When I uploaded my photos recently I noticed that I had a lot of food pictures.....so that's what you're getting!  I've been sick for the last week, just a nasty cold, but it's been rather unpleasant.  I made a new batch of elderberry syrup as soon as I felt my syptoms coming on. 

 E picked all of our tomatoes in anticipation of a frost a couple of weeks ago and then spent about an hour playing with them at the table......the big brandywines were the mothers of the little green cherries.  :)  The ripe ones made it into a yummy fresh tomato and basil soup.

We cleaned out the garden of the big squash, watermelon, and cantaloupe vines and hidden under the squash leaves were all these carrots growing!  I had no idea so many had survived.  Our squash were little transplants that a friend had given us and I planted them in our carrot bed because hardly any carrots had come up and I figured, why waste the space!  So now we have a big bag of garden carrots in the fridge, and they're yummy!

 And nettle infusion.....so nourishing!  I've been drinking this lately to help me with a bit more energy after being sick all week.  I'm ready to branch out into some other herbal infusions, I'm planning a few to try with my next order of elderberries since I just used up the last of what I bought last winter.