I forget if I mentioned this book already, it is called Simply in Season and I am really enjoying it. (the library bought it so you can borrow it from there) It has good, simple recipes all placed in order of the seasons, so if you have a ton of summer produce you can just look in the Summer section and choose a recipe. The recipes are interspersed with all kinds of interesting information on farming, organics, and the health of our earth. Last night I used one of the recipes (sort of) to marinade some extra-firm (no comments please N) tofu to make kebabs. E had asked me if we could have "food on a stick" because the last time I made kebabs we had company over and for convenience sake I had taken his food off the skewers and put it on a plate for him (thinking that I was being helpful and thinking ahead to save myself from doing it once I sat down to eat my dinner with our company). It turns out he had really been looking forward to eating the food right off the stick and was very disappointed.W wanted to be the one to put all the things onto the skewers and arranged them quite nicely, I noticed that only half of them had onions on and those were "for you and Dad."
We also grilled what we are now calling "slabs of zucchini" as we are running out of creative ways to prepare the abundance that we have. We just sprinkle big slices of it with olive oil, thyme, garlic and salt and pepper. If anyone has any tried and true ways of zucchini preparation that they are willing to share I would love to hear them.Any finally, finally I got this pair of felted clogs done. These were meant to be a thank-you gift for our neighbour who very kindly took care of my sick cat while we went to Maui in January. Yes, January. Then I thought that I would get them done for her birthday in May....that's right, May. Anyhoo, they are done now and I felted them last night so that I could give them to her today. And, yes, I did forget them in the washing machine while they were felting. Of course I did, I always do, but they turned out nicely anyway.