Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Days

Here is a very random post of pictures and happenings from the last few months.

Beautiful summer sky

Farm work

A lizard at Mama Flo's

Running through the freshly-plowed fields

Katherine's look of concentration

One of Oreo's kittens

Baby birds in a nest on the ground

Gardens growing




A summer storm rolls in

Babysitting a cute friend

Honeybees on a hot summer evening

Can you find the owl in this picture?

A better angle

At a friend's graduation party

Deborah with Laura, the graduate

Hugh and his Moore grandparents' dog

Our garden has been very abundant this summer.
This is what our kitchen counters look like most days.

One day we picked over 15 bushels of green beans
(the picture doesn't even show all of them).

290 quarts later...


...for ice cream


...for jelly



...for pickling


Summer lunch

Fried mozzarella zucchini

Mama Flo and Katherine

A cute little fawn we spotted at Shiloh Park


  1. I've enjoyed all the wedding posts! So what do you find to do with all your zucchini? How do you make the mozzarella recipe above? It looks so good! We still have a couple of weeks before our garden harvest begins.

    1. How do we use up all our zucchini? Zucchini bread; cook it with butter and onions in a skillet; toss it with olive oil, garlic, salt, oregano, etc. and bake it until it's tender, then top with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella, cook it on a lightly buttered griddle - about 4-5 minutes each side (sliced very thinly), and of course, give a ton away. :)

      Here's how we did the mozzarella zucchini: slice the zucchini very thinly, stack two slices together with a little mozzarella between (we used grated because that's what we had, but I imagine a thin slice would work better), and put them in the oven just until the cheese is melted and the slices stick together. Dip in an egg/milk mixture, then in a cornmeal, flour, salt & pepper mixture, then fry in about 1/2 inch of hot oil until browned on both sides. Serve warm with warm spaghetti sauce. These are VERY rich and filling - you probably can't eat very many, but it was a fun alternative to the usual ways we cook it.

    2. Thank you! Can't wait to try it!