Saturday, August 30, 2014
End Of August & Garden Report
The peppers are turning red. In the house. I gave up on the sun doing the work and have started cutting green bell peppers that show a bit of color change. It takes a few days of rotation on the kitchen island, but eventually I have red peppers. Which I will clean and slice and freeze. I have a few yellow pepper plants and will try and see if I can get them to change color in the house as well.
Which brings me to the news that the fridge is still working 4.5 days after the new fan was installed. I am slowly moving things into the kitchen fridge from the sunporch fridge. But now I have to face the fact that the 10 quarts of frozen blueberries won't fit in the kitchen freezer section. And the four quarts of frozen raspberries, and the one quart of frozen jalapeños. And I have two quarts of the smallish blackberries. The easiest solution is jam. But I prefer thawed fruit in my daily yogurt. Not jam. Not to mention the many containers of frozen ratatouille. And I haven't begun to slice and freeze all the bell peppers.
Today I am using the leeks and carrots in the sunroom fridge to make an Italian Carrot Soup with canned white beans and cream (which I will eat and not freeze). Well, perhaps not the cream as it went bad in the fridge. The use by date. I got used to having a pint on hand during low carb days. Not so much these days.
I also have two very nice, heavy cabbages to use. I picked up and older copy of Vegetarian magazine where I discovered a recipe for vegetable stir fry. I think I may also start doing a stir fry for my dinner. Onions, peppers, cabbage, carrots with some sort of sauce. The sauce is the key thing here. Anyone have a favorite stir fry sauce they might care to share?
I am also doing laundry today. Two and most likely three loads. G and I certainly do fill the dirty clothes basket. He is working one day a week for Habitat building storage sheds. G also made lots of holes in his work pants. I think he gets caught on things and just pulls his way off. Making a nice hole in the pocket or next to a pocket. Tough areas for mending.
I have two new books from the library. Romances. Summer Porch Reading Material.
Well, I am going to start on my carrot soup. I also want to take a long walk. Drink lots of water. See if I can get closer to my goal for the end of week 7. I am way off but haven't done anything bad according to the food diary so I am confused (and feeling defeated). I also have more PT exercises to do. Work tomorrow but only a half day. Tuesday I have another visit with my foot doctor. I don't see a lot of progress in my toes but it took a long time for them to get this bad.
Happy Labor Day on Monday.