October 14, 2009

back to it!

i've been a horrible blogger, not posting since june! yikes! i'm not going to go on and on about how hard it is to work at home with 2 kids, a dog, a cat, and a house to run, and vacations to go on and so forth, so i'm not...
that said, while i was busy with everything i still did find some time to be creative in the kitchen! not as much as before mind you, but still creative. i successfully made dorie's chocolate ganache ice cream (without making scrambled egg custard!), and a pretty great wild blackberry frozen yogurt. it was a hot summer!
we also tried growing fruits and veggies in our garden this year. zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, peas, blueberries, raspberries, (thornless)blackberries, rhubarb and strawberries were all a success! i didn't plant the corn, carrots, cantaloup, and squashes early enough and so they were not so great, and "someone" ate the beans. this time last year we planted some fruit trees: a flemish pear, honeycrisp apple, and a fuji apple. we didn't get any pears, but we got a pretty decent crop of honeycrisp in early september, and just last week i picked the fujis... had enough to make our thanksgiving pie! who knows, maybe next year we'll have enough apples for 2 pies!