Monday, August 10, 2009

Keeping the kitchen busy

I spent another weekend feeling sickly. The sore throat from last week turned into a sore throat, runny nose, cough and headache. I felt terrible on Friday but got better Saturday as the day wore on. I still went to the farmer's market Saturday morning though. I bought more peaches, arugula, squash, little orange tomatoes and three huge and lovely sunflowers.Sunday I woke up bright and early and began the day by blanching peaches. I used some of them to make a peach crumble that was decent but not wonderful, I should have added milk to the dough for the topping but I didn't so it was a little dry and kind of blah. The rest I used for peach sorbet, based on this Alton Brown recipe. It's great, refreshing and light and perfect for August in Memphis.
The little orange tomatoes from the farmer's market got mixed with some smallish Roma's from my backyard, as well as backyard basil for a chunky tomato sauce. The recipe came from the At Home with Magnolia cookbook. I did add some ground up flax seeds into the sauce but it didn't really affect the taste. I got two jars worth plus a ziploc bag that I stuck in the freezer for future use.
For dinner Sunday night I had intended to make shrimp scampi but was missing a few important ingredients so instead I sauteed the shrimp in a tablespoon of olive oil with salt and pepper and then added some of the tomato sauce and served it topped with feta over fettuccine.
My knitting this weekend was focused on this little summer cardigan from Knitty. It's a fishnet lace pattern with seed stitch trim. I'm using Tahki Cotton Classic gifted from a friend. It doesn't seem to be going very quickly though or I'm just a slow knitter (which is probably true). I'm planning on doing 3/4 length sleeves if I have enough yarn. I was thinking about using maybe yellow or red buttons or some patterned ones. I love these lemon ones, I really adore the cherries but they're sold out. These orange daisy buttons from Repot Depot are another possibility.

1 comment:

pinkstripes said...

Everything looks so colorful. Love it! I love summer.