Is it weird that when I think of fruit, I think of these? A photo taken all the way back in February of this year when I took a walk in the city park near the library? In the midst of winter, these wild blueberries don’t look so good.
I might be one of those weirdos who love tart fruit. Sweet fruit, to me, sounds boring while tart fruits, like this star-fruit, feels more adventurous to my taste-buds.
I think these are blackberries but they don’t look like the typical blackberries I find in the store. They sure look interesting, though.
Good morning or afternoon, if you’re here in my house, I would offer you something cold and icy because guess what, my neck of the woods is under another heat dome. The high is going to be 97-degrees-Fahrenheit again today (36-degree-Celsius). It’s the middle of August, aren’t we past the hottest part of summer?
I finally got enough cucumbers to make myself two jars of pickles yesterday. These aren’t ready yet. They have to ferment in the fridge for 2 days. I can’t wait to try them. It’s my first time making pickles and my brine consists of apple-cider vinegar, white vinegar, water, sea salt, sugar, black and white peppercorns, and dried thyme. I hope it comes out okay.
I finally had my first and second harvest of cucumbers this week. As of yesterday, I’ve harvested 5 (large) Marketmore 76 cucumbers and 7 (small) Sumter pickling cucumbers. I find I’m not liking the Marketmore 76 cucumbers – its skin is too prickly – while the skin of the Sumter pickling cucumbers has little bumps like the ones you find on the mini-pickles.
And let’s not forget this big guy – 3 pounds 12 ounces. That’s a big zucchini.
I actually procrastinated at picking this guy. I watched this guy grow for 3 days straight and kept telling myself, “Let’s wait one more day.” I need to stop doing that.
Meanwhile, my sweet peppers are doing fantastic in the 5-tier vertical tower. It looks like it likes it there. It’s been such a thrill watching it grow bigger everyday.
I wonder, is this what a mother feels like? Watching her baby grow bigger and bigger each day?
You might think I’m trying to make you jealous, showing off my garden but the truth is I’ve never had a thriving, successful garden like this, ever. So I’m just trying to document it for myself so I can look back in the future and see the fruits of my labor.
I better get going, got a Toastmaster club meeting to get to this morning. I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.
I am fairly new to the “Guilty Pleasure” food world since I had just got out of a life-long relationship with diets. For a long while, I didn’t allow myself to be indulged in aesthetically pleasing foods. Instead, I obsessed over nutrition label and would stay away with any foods that either had chemical preservatives, ridiculous amount of sugar, or had an insane amount of “empty” calories where the more I consume, the hungrier I’d get.
If 2020 has gifted me anything good, it would be the abundance of time spent at home and the lack of opportunity to eat out. This really allowed me to explore the diverse world of food over the world-wide-web. I have fallen in love with so many different dishes and foods I had never thought I would like.
It seems I’m determined to start your day with food this week. 😄 I can’t help it, I guess. Anyway, they call this street cart fries. Before you ask, I don’t know why it’s called that.
This was my lunch on Wednesday when we went out to this Mediterranean restaurant for lunch to celebrate a colleague’s birthday. I thought it was pretty good even though my favorite item were the fries. I have been craving fries for a while. I do wish there were more items on the menus other than fries and wraps and the prices be a little lower. It felt a little expensive for a tray of fries to cost 8-dollars.
Thank you everyone for all your birthday wishes yesterday. I had the best birthday ever. Here, have yourselves a virtual sundae. 😆😄😂🤣 That sundae was excellent, by the way. I had it when my co-workers and I went out to lunch yesterday. They told the waiter it was my birthday and the waiter brought me the sundae after lunch. I was completely surprised.