Thursday, August 28, 2008

Elk and Bounty!



The blackberries are going crazy everywhere - If I can get off the dang computer I could get out there and get them into my freezer.. I've got about 5 big zip locks so far but my goal is 16 bags... hum anybody wanna come help me pick blackberries... how about anybody wanna come in January and eat blackberry tart so I know how many bags to fill...

The garden is also doing great - much better than last year funny how much having two working arms helps manage a farm and garden... I'll post some photos of the garden soon... in the mean time last night I went out to the garden grabbed tomatoes for B's pizza and while I was there looked at the large amt of basil so I grabbed some handfuls and made pesto - amazingly the first one I made this year and damn it's good - If you haven't made pesto in a while and forgot how fabulous it is DO IT !! it's so easy and it's hard to mess up really!! and if pine nuts are too spendy try it with walnuts ... WAY cheaper and still VERY good!! my kitchen still smells good from it.. (well probably because the dirty blender is still sitting in the sink.. but still smells good non the less.. : )







(Brian's homemade pizza with pesto and tomatoes from the garden and left over corn and chicken from dinner this weekend)

The Elk gave a us a visit a few days ago I just love seeing them... I'm sure as soon as they destroy a vineyard fence (as soon as we have one to destroy) I will not love them so much... but they are just so dang huge and majestic...

3 comments:

chou-chou said...

very inspirational. Practically the only thing I AM growing this year is basil and tomatoes - and the basil is prolific. Am going to grab me some tonight and make pesto. Already have the pine nuts ready!!!

Clare Carver said...

nice!!! : ) cant' wait to hear how it turns out!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Sending my love to the Big Table!! I miss you all, Virginia