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Ok, so based on my last post, I may not be a fan of a bunch of photographs of flowers, but food, I can do.

This is a close up of the large batch we picked last week.  I didn’t make jam like I usually do because of time and energy needed (and the open house) but we ate a good portion of these as well as froze the rest to make smoothies. I think that will be a summer staple and I am afraid they won’t last through the summer.  Oh well, next up is blueberry picking next week.

This was a past dish I threw together with the vegetables I received in our organic box.  I really like seeing what I can come up with that comes in the box.  We are on break for the summer but will be getting it again in the fall. I have a small garden planted and will get lots of tomatoes. If I get enough I will can some.

I think I realized something about myself, in regards to photos of flowers verses photos of food. I love flowers, wish I had some more around my yard, but I don’t really like to garden, and I don’t much care for bugs or dirt.  However, I love food. I love to eat food and make food.  Photos of food inspire me. I always wish a cook book has a photo to accompany the recipe.  Funny huh?

Oh, and if you are interested in how I made this I will tell you as best as I can remember. I cooked the penne, because that is the kind of pasta I had on hand.  I boiled the green vegetables very slightly and then threw them into a pan with hot oil and sauted the rest of the way. I used small red and yellow peppers and toasted them in the toaster oven and chopped them up and threw them in the pan.  I added salt and black pepper, probably some garlic powder and basil.  Finally I tossed it together with grated Parmesan cheese.  Yummy!



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