Sometimes there are just a few things to share that aren’t exactly in one category or another.
One of my big summer projects is re-photographing some of my favorite recipes that don’t / didn’t have great pictures. If you’ve been reading for a while, you’ve probably heard me mention tomato pie. I love this recipe, but I wasn’t happy with the pictures. Fearless Fridays forced me to practice making pie crusts and now, oh, just go over there and look. You do know we have a decent recipe index now, right? Click on the Cook It tab to check it out.
If there were one recipe on this site that I wish everyone would try (when tomatoes are in season) this would be it. I chuckled a few weeks ago when I saw a tomato pie for $16 at the farmer’s market and thought that was a ridiculous price. Last night, Mr. Heather said, “I’d pay sixteen dollars for this.” Good to know. Today’s project is to prepare (everything but the baking) three of these pies for the freezer. Come January, I’ll be glad I did. However, this afternoon might not be a good time to pester, unless you really want to entertain three young kids.
Bits and bobs:
My mother kept giving me unripe tomatoes, my children kept thinking they were apples. It was ugly. I remembered the old trick of placing green tomatoes in a paper sack. Not only did the tomatoes ripen beautifully, the kids quit snatching tomatoes, taking bites, and spitting on my floor in disgust. At least they like apples, right?
The BlogLuxe contest is still going on. I just can’t get into begging that often. After a few days of noting it was up I was tired of being pushy. So I want to thank everyone who did take the time to vote and I heartily congratulate the winner.
I fixed the template to allow full posts in the archives rather than the page of excerpts. I’m slowly learning php enough to mess with it without breaking everything. Thank you for having patience.
We have been invited to participate in a promotion; look for several posts and a giveaway in the near future. Ivy and I are excited to participate and the details of the sponsorship will be fully disclosed. Transparency is the name of the game, right?
It’s going to be hot today, ugly hot. That has nothing to do with anything, just thought y’all should know.
The #backontrack group seems to be gaining ground, there are quite a few folks offering each other encouragement with getting back into healthy routines. A friend of mine asked if there was going to be a focus on cleaning and I’m sure there are plenty of people who would be happy to know they aren’t alone. If you are improving it, bring it up.
Oh, did you see Ivy’s post on getting kids to clean? No? You missed out. Fix that.
In line with today’s post, I’m opening the comments up to whatever is on your mind. If you have a quick question, comment, or suggestion feel free to throw it out there. If you have a bigger question send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work on it.