can you believe it's been two months since my last post? did anyone even notice? haha! amazingly this blog still gets visits everyday so i thought i'd share a little update.
the garden is still thriving and buzzing with bees. the harvests have slowed but we're finally getting plum tomatoes that somehow avoided the blossom rot. i've been warming them in the dehydrator to make sun-dried tomatoes and filling the extra trays with herbs and kale for green powder.
on the food front, i just purchased angela liddon's the oh she glows cookbook and love it. her lentil loaf was great, though i changed some ingredients because i was cooking up pinto beans that day.
i've been slow-cooking dried beans and using them every way i can. the pinto beans made "meat" loaf and a big batch of spanish rice that served up two dinners! today i've got great northern beans in the crock pot and will be making a rosemary white bean soup and white bean wraps with homemade tortillas. the leftover beans go into the freezer and get used in all sorts of things.
if you have animal-friendly recipes, please send them my way! i'm on the search for healthy spins on old favorites but also fresh dishes with great flavor. food to please vegans and non-vegans alike!
i hope everyone is enjoying these last weeks of summer and is looking forward to the foods that come with fall as much as i am...bring on the squash, hearty chunky soups and sweet apples!