Garden Pesto and more wood stacking

I spent the morning stacking firewood.  About half of the year’s supply of wood is stacked now.  Tomorrow morning, more stacking before the heat sets in.  It feels good to see the multiple rows of neatly stacked wood.  It is almost a jigsaw puzzle to place the wood so it is in a solid stack.  Fun but hard work.

We went to the library today and visited the Farmer’s Market that is next door on Saturdays.  We bought a small zucchini (who would think I would be buying that at this time of year but the squash bugs killed our plants), a green pepper turning orange (I am refraining from picking our peppers – waiting for them to turn red) and a pint of mini belle peppers.  Ted immediately saved seed from the mini belles so we can plant them next year.  They will be handy for snacking and useful for freezing and using in recipes, too.

I used the basil from the garden to make pesto.  I used a recipe from Food.com that introduced lemon juice along with olive oil to the recipe.  It is nice and bright…a bit lighter than pesto made solely with olive oil.

I also used the VitaMix to help prepare a V8 kind of cocktail to can for The Bearded One.  The Vitamix allowed me to use the skins and seeds of the tomato (along with the pulp, of course) to make tomato juice then add carrot, celery, parsley, hot pepper, etc.  to make it into a vegetable cocktail.

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About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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