Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
We also really enjoyed HBO's movie Temple Grandin and thought Claire Danes gave an excellent performance. She won last night for best actress in a TV movie/mini-series. She looked beautiful - and how nice to see the real Temple Grandin in the audience. Her story is remarkable.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
What seems to be loving this weather are the greens and the kohlrabi. I planted seeds on August 2nd and we've been enjoying salads for the past week. The kohlrabi will take a bit longer, but the planter box is brimming.
From left - spinach, kohlrabi, red leaf and green leaf lettuces.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
They are in great condition and I love them both. Thanks Mom !!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I've enjoyed reading books by Laurie Notaro for several years now. I started with her first book, "The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club" and have been laughing ever since. She mostly writes non-fiction, taking stories from her own experiences and blending them with her fantastic, crazy sense of humor. Which I love. I just finished her second venture into the fiction world, entitled "Spookly Little Girl". It had a very strong (and hilarious) main character, a really good story and was a fairly light read. And most important, it made me laugh out loud.
She also has a website that is equally as funny as her books. Her August 6th entry is tear-jerking.
Friday, August 20, 2010
We dug up the remaining potatoes this morning and they definitely aren't Irish Reds. They look a lot like the ones we harvested last month. That's ok, since those were really delicious. But we were looking forward to some variety. Once again, the potato bags have proven to be quite successful.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Back to my main point - I welcome a Heat Advisory. For multiple reasons. It's only supposed to top out in the low 90s, last three days, not include humidity and we haven't seen more than two days in the 90s all summer. And it is summer, after all. My garden would love a few days of heat.
So bring it on, I say ! (hoping not to regret that comment in two days - won't admit it if I do)
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I made strawberry jam for the first time ever. Not sure what came over me - just an urge to make some jam, I guess. And I saw a recipe for balsamic strawberry jam that sparked my interest. I improvised a bit, but am really happy with how it turned out. It's sweet and sour at the same time. And delicious ! Not bad for a first attempt.