Tuesday, August 31, 2010

18 pounds of potatoes

Good gravy! We had lots. We woke up early and decided to rummage around in the garden. Then we found these babies. The following week included potato salad, hash browns, roasted veggies and more.

Little ones! 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Kate + Colt | Engagement

I love when my friends get engaged. These two are suuuuper cute.
PS, I really love morning sessions.
Congrats guys, enjoy!

Kate you're gorgeous!

[photos by monika]

Friday, August 27, 2010


It's one of the many reasons I love Tennessee. 
When picking blueberries, it gets hot quick, so you have to start early. We like to start at 7 a.m.

Good morning!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

breaded zucchini

We planted zucchini from seed, and one month later we had these monsters (up to 18 inches in length)! Needless to say, I needed to find a way to cook these and fast. The next day happened to be the World Cup, so I made breaded zucchini for the masses. We invited friends over and piled into the tv room. We ate to our hearts content. Add ketchup and presto. Yum!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Canada Day

I'm incredibly behind. This was a fun party though and I didn't want to pass it up. It's still summer so it's not that old.

Our friend Guian is from Canada. We love and celebrate Canada Day now that we are friends with him. It's pretty sweet.

Guian gave a marvelous speech.

Then we sang the Canada's national anthem.

...and toasted.

Then they were crazy. Shots of maple syrup followed.

Oh Canada Day.
The end.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

dehydrating squash

Back in July we had squash coming out of our ears. I borrowed a dehydrator from my friend Bess and went to town. I cut up handfuls of squash to dehydrate. I'm looking forward to putting them in soups, stews, or casseroles this fall/winter. I've never used dehydrated vegetables before but I'm looking forward to it.

The process was speedy thanks to the mandolin slicer I got J for his birthday. It's awesome.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Murray | Puppy

Ahh puppies! Meet Murray (and owner Katie). So cute. Just a few months old and so full of energy (but I guess al puppies are.) Unfortunately Murray thought my lens was a toy and kept trying to give it kisses. Then he started eating grass. Goof ball.