Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer

I finished a little mini quilt!
Isn't it sweet???
I didn't realize how much I'd LOVE it!!
All those SOLIDS really make me SMILE!

Since I'm sending this away...
I'll just have to make another one...
for me!
This will be going to The House Quilt Project.
A great program that is serving
Wounded soldiers
and providing housing through Habitat for Humanity.

When I'm not sewing...
I'm Harvesting
and.....
 trying to figure out WHAT to do with the HARVEST!

My husband has an amazing "city garden"
and we have an ABUNDANCE!!!


Lots of cucumbers...

That I used in this salad.

I even added fresh corn off of one of these cobs!
MMMmmmm....It was so good!

There are LOTS of smaller flowers to put on the table!

and...
BIG ones to enjoy!

Some of these.....

that I barbequed on the grill.
As I've mentioned before....
I add zucchini/squash to almost every meal!!!

It's usually HIDDEN. ;)

Beets are a NEW vegetable in our garden this year...
and I think I'll request we keep adding them!!!
WOW! Are they great!

We'll soon have LOTS of these babies!!!!
Then you KNOW I'll be busy!!!!

Tomatoes grow by the bushelful....
and need to be DEALT with!!!

 Salsa, tomato sauce, Tomato sandwich....
HERE I COME!!!

11 comments:

  1. Here are a couple of recipes for you and your readers Beth! My garden is producing well even with the drought in the midwest! Cheers!

    Zucchini Salad
    2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
    3 Tablespoons champagne vinegar
    1/3 cup oil (I use olive oil)
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 cup diced onion
    1/2 cup diced celery
    1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
    5 small zucchini, sliced
    1 jar (4oz) diced pimiento

    Combine all ingredients. Let marinate 5-6 hours. This will keep for several days in the refrigerator.


    Zucchini Dressing (I double this recipe for a 9x13)
    preheat oven to 350*
    1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
    6-8 cups rough chopped zucchini (about 3 medium zucchini or enough to cover bottom of casserole)
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 pkg chicken flavored stuffing mix
    1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
    1 cup sour cream
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    1 cup shredded carrots
    Sauté zucchini and onion with olive oil for 5 minutes.
    Mix together the stuffing and the melted butter, and put 1/2 of mixture on bottom of sprayed casserole dish.
    Pour the zucchini/onion mixture over the stuffing.
    Mix the sour cream, soup, and carrots, and pour over the zucchini mixture.
    Cover with the last of the stuffing mix and bake at 30 minutes or until bubbly and done.

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  2. The quilt is so cute, and your veggies look wonderful! The garden veggies are one of the best parts of summer. Enjoy!

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  3. Beth, did you notice - your cuke salad looks similar to your adorable mini quilt! All of those bright solid colors - delicious!

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  4. I know this is sounding old by now, but I cannot believe all that you accomplish. I love the little house quilt. You're right the solids have big impact.
    I love seeing the veggies too. It gives me ideas for my garden produce. The salad looks yummy!

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  5. You have my mouth watering - tomato sandwich.... heaven!
    Did you know you can eat the beet greens, too. Mom used to steam them and they taste better than spinach!
    Hugs!

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  6. i come to the garden alone......
    and he walks with me.......
    and he talks with me......

    cute mini quilt
    xo
    eva

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  7. I love your House Quilt. You've inspired me to want to make one for this worthy project. I'm going to look into it. Maybe I can talk my entire Bee to doing something.

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  8. That is a super cute mini!!

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  9. Love your quilt, the colors are super!

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  10. What a happy mini! Adorable. Garden is looking abundant. I guess you better use zucchini in every meal.. they produce a lot, and they turn into the size of baseball bats while your back is turned! The corn looks really fresh and nice.

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