Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Few Tips on Tuesday

I have a friend who often makes lists of things she wants to remember to talk about so she doesn't forget anything when she finally gets a chance to catch up with a friend.  I find it endearing and really, quite genius.  Mom brain changes things and I often can't remember everything I've been meaning to catch up on with someone.  In that same vein, here's my current list of things I've been wanting so share here.  

-I'm currently up to my eyeballs in produce preservation.  Aside from salsa, I've been sun/oven- drying tomatoes, making pizza sauce (roasting cherry tomatoes+garlic+onion drizzled with olive oil+salt+pepper, blending with a little basil, and freezing-thanks to my genius friend Ella for the idea), tomato soup is on the agenda (hoping to freeze quite a bit for the fall/winter), chili sauce will probably make an appearance, and I'm hoping to try my hand at my first batch of spaghetti sauce.  
Besides tomatoes, I used some of the abundance of squash to make muffins, and they were totally delicious- a lot like cornbread minus the grainy texture.  

-I love the feedback I receive from great readers, but I'm often wishing for an easier way to open a conversation with commenters.  Kami is the queen of quick tips, and her techy tip on how to link your email to your comments is a great solution.  I'd love to be able to reply via email to your comments, so take a minute to link it up!  (And while we're at it, my other favorite quick tip from Kami is on how to clean a blender.  It totally increased my morning smoothie consumption!)

-I've had some long parenting days recently.  I'm sure I'll share more about those soon.  In the mean time, I'm finding perspective from Shawni and Lori.  I'm also enjoying the proclamation celebration headed up by Jocelyn together with these great bloggers.  

-In case you missed it, The Entitlement Trap giveaway is open until Friday.  I'd love to send a copy to you.  

Forgive me for the randomness of it all and excess of links, but I feel much better catching up on all of this.  Hope you're soaking up gorgeous September weather and enjoying fresh produce- it's sure to all be over way too quickly. Happy Tuesday!

1 comment:

kimsueellen said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog. They mean so very much especially when my best doesn't feel very good. xoxo