Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Food for thought....

I have 10 minutes before the timer goes off and I must go back to the kitchen. I am dealing with more green beans. A friend is going to show me how to can my green beans in her pressure canner tommorrow because it takes alot less time than a water bath canner (or steamer like what I have). I anticipate having 6-7 quarts with today's picking, not much since I have the majority on the freezer or dilled. I also picked the last of my brussel sprouts and kale. I had 5 ripe tomatoes and 2 green peppers. I am going to try a batch of Food Snob's salsa recipe with this first picking. I made three banana zucchini breads and four regular sandwich loaf breads as well as some lentils and stirfried ginger garlic zucchini. I roasted turnips and added sauteed garlic klae (YUM!) ... I got the roasted turnip idea from Dreena's cookbook, I will always do this each year with a harvest of turnips. I added a little more seasoning.

CAT FUNNY: The kitten (no name yet, sorry to keep everyone hanging) called my cell phone this morning using Matt's phone which happened to be charging close to where my phone was sitting. Matthew's phone is voice trained. He thinks that the cat went near his phone and said, "Meow" and the phone thought it said, "Mom" and then dialed. I think it is more likely that the kitten stepped on the buttons an somehow put it in autodial mode, hitting the call button at the same time. The cat has also sent several faxes by jumping on the fax machine shelf and walking on the keypad.

Time's up, see you after the county fair probably Friday. I anticipate sharing my turnip pictures as well as open class entry results including Dave with his walnut framed mirror tiles (he made the frame).

15 comments:

Tanya Kristine said...

that's hilarious...

EatPeacePlease said...

That is the cutest and funniest! I like that your kitty has no name still. Keeps it interesting and you can call him all the things you want. I seem to call Killian everything but his name.

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Ok Dori, you have a knack for posting a bunch when I'm not looking! I need to play catch up again.

Cute story about the kitty...Meow!

-Crystal

Vicki said...

now if you just train what's her name -- that's a serious skill set.

Melody said...

good luck at the fair!

Hilarious... little ms no name..

I adore roasted turnips.. mmm.. and garlic kale..

Urban Vegan said...

Since the kitty is so smart, maybe you could also enlist her help in your canning?

funwithyourfood said...

good cat story!
I'm excited to see what name you choose

teddy

KleoPatra said...

The pressure cooker primer... let us know how it goes, Dori! Oy, i love the kitten story!! So adorable!!! I'll be thinking good thoughts for you at the fair. I know that your stuff is so tasty and healthy... And i love roasted veggies!!! Never had turnips tho.

Shananigans said...

Wow, there’s a whole lot of jarring goin’ on! I’ve never heard of a pressure canner, I only know of the old fashioned boiling water method my mom used to make jams. I love fresh green beans, one of my favorite vegetables of all time. I miss the big garden we used to have at my parent’s house. Fresh corn, beans, rhubarb, zucchini, tomatoes, pumpkins, and of course the raspberry patch. I can’t wait to have a yard of my own someday so I can start one.

That’s so funny about the kitten! A good name might be Tybalt-Nermal-rawr-rawr-rawr…(pronounced “dot dot dot”) Kershnibbles. I had a roommate that inherited a cat with that name. We caller her “kitty kitty” for short.

Annie said...

Thanks for visiting Mixed Salad Annie.

I love fresh green beans. I would love to be able to can them, sounds like a lot of fun!

karen said...

Wow- u have been busy canning, pickling and getting fresh food from your garden- how rewarding! The kitten story is hilarious, u didn't say what time the kity called you at in the morning? I can't wait to see Dave's walnut mirror! Please take a picture of it and post it. Let us know how you guys do at the fair.

Dori said...

About the cat call, yes we should continue that training. He just might enjoy a staisfying receptionist career. However I like the idea of canning help! Unfortunately he only works at his pleasure, not ours.

The call occured at 5: 30 am. I was actually 6 feet from both phones when it happened. I looked at both phones and wondered, "how the...". Then Dave pointed out that he saw the cat there right before the call occurred.

Shannon, what a name! I'd have to carry a business card around with the name on it so that i knew how to spell it when we went to the vet.

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