Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Favorites

With our temperatures beginning to cool, my garden, which had been scorched and stunted with the summer heat has taken on a new life. My roses are blooming again, and the marigolds and zinnias are looking better than they have all summer. This is prime growing time for a fall garden, I need to get motivated with that and plant some salad greens...meanwhile

We are continuing to get peppers and tomatoes, these tomatoes had fallen on the ground
after a rain storm with a lot of wind had knocked them off. I have two plants that are still full of
green tomatoes, not sure if they will ripen before the first frost. No clue as to what to do
with these...any ideas?

Peach preserves, still in my pantry waiting for some warm toast accompanied 
by a hot cup of coffee

                                 My basil is ready to be made into pesto, we just finished the last
                                      of what I made last year. Great on pasta and pizza

                 Since my cherry tomato plant keeps on producing, I can still enjoy one of my favorite
                             dishes, avocado with cherry tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese

I am trying to squeeze that last little bit out of summer. The soups and the stews will come later, and I  
                    will begin using the oven again....soon, husband requesting homemade bread.

On another note, thanks to all who have offered prayers and encouragement concerning my job. I decided to make last Tuesday my final day instead of working the rest of the month, it really was not that hard of a decision, it was time. I said my goodbyes, hugged a lot and shed a few tears. Many of us have worked with each other for over ten years, we all promised to get together after this was all over. My thoughts continue to be with them and I have been inspired to pray as to how I can be a blessing to them, especially in the next couple of weeks.



Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Fried green tomatoes. ;-)

Praying that you'll have peace with your decision and that you will find ways to be a blessing to your former co-workers.

Debbie said...

Your salad looks wonderful. Glad you came to a decision. Sounds like a good one to me. Hope the rest of your co-workers all find something soon. HUGS

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I wished my garden was still producing...I could use more tomatoes..and your peach preserves look wonderful. Now maybe I need to try to see if I can still get some things in for a fall garden..thanks for the nudge

Blesses on your new adventure at home..homemade bread sounds like a good start

Marla and Steve said...

Beautiful veggies - and so nutritious!! Seems like I can't stop thinking about nutrition these days. Lucky you to have home grown.