7.23.2010

"I use my body as a garbage can!"

Title: Uttered by Jaxon during dinner. Charlie made Japanese, and Jaxon was peeling the red outer layer off of his crab stick. He tasted it and decided it wasn't trash after all.

We have been having some crazy heat, and my flowers are really hating it -- but the vegetable garden loves it!







Every day we check the garden and find 2 or 3 more zucchini. I already have 10 cups shredded in the freezer, and I am the only one in the house who will eat unless it's hidden in something else.







This is the first year I've grown Thai chili peppers. I'm going to attempt to dry them. We'll see how that goes.







And after 5 years, our lime tree is finally yielding some fruit! I'm excited for these to mature. Key lime pie? Margaritas?







And now that we survived Jaxon's birthday, I've had a chance to make an iPad cover for our neighbor, Renee...







...and finish this Project Improv triptych. They hang in our foyer, so this is the view I get when I come in the front door. Which, by the way, is much easier to do now that our front steps are done. Photos to come!

-- Post From My iPad

9 comments:

Jackie said...

I love zucchini! I'm hoping that my husband will build me a raised bed for a few veggies next year. We're not gardeners but fresh veggies are wonderful.

I'm looking forward to seeing the steps!

Thimbleanna said...

I sure wish I had a cute little blog post generator -- Jaxon sure comes up with some great ones. Enjoy the zucchini for me -- I love it but don't have a garden. Can't wait to see the new steps. Oh -- and love the pretty wall hangings in your foyer!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I love Zucchini's (or corgettes as they are known over here!) I have on plant in a wall basket and it is giving me a couple of small tender vegetables every other day.... yummy!
I have not tried peppers or very much else yet to be honest.. good luck with those... and the wall hanging looks fabulous..

x Alex

Rebekah said...

we are in a bit of a zucchini overload here too!

My mom suggested shredding the zucchini and freezing it in recipe amounts for later in the year.

I am so jealous of your lime tree! Margaritas, definitely Margaritas!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

I totally forgot about freezing shredded zucchini! You made my day. :)

The WoodLand School said...

The triptych turned out just WONDERFUL! I love the "loyalty" and the graphic is perfect. Great work :-)

LizzyHouse said...

I love LOVE your triptych. Especially, the loyalty with the fire. Amazing!

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