scraping the bottom of the barrel of last year's honey, thinking we'll do an early harvest and a later one to keep from having to buy any. last year (our first year harvesting) we got a little shy of 2 gallons. this year we're thinking it will be at least double that! we shall see.
enjoying last year's blueberry jam a bit less stingily than I had been, now that it's clear we'll still have a couple jars once it's blueberry picking time again here. soon, very soon.
the raspberries continue to flow in. I've got a batch ready for jam (if only jam-making wasn't such a hot and steamy undertaking) and some in the freezer.
a big batch of a tomato/white beans/garlic/onion/kale sort of sauce was served multiple times for dinner last week. served over rice or pasta with grated parmesan and lots of fresh basil. I am not one who gets sick of leftovers quickly, no ma'am. I'll eat it all week if it tastes good!
also- chocolate walnut oatmeal cookies. Claire's idea, and a good one it was. yumyumyum.
if anyone is interested, you can still sign up for the summer blog swap. we've got about two dozen folks so far and I plan to cut it off around 40 or so this time around. if you'd like more info click on the link above and follow the links there to get all the details, then let me know if you want in!
*playing along with Heather for her weekly This Week in My Kitchen :: Blog Hop series