I must admit my garden has been a bit neglected lately. I’ve been somewhat distracted. There was the painting of the dining room. Then I looked around at the furniture and decided it needed lightening up too. This has resulted in one messy project after another. I’m in the process of stripping and sanding my office hutch. It has very much been a case of giving the mouse a cookie. Because, when you are getting ready to launch a book release, the best thing to do is begin a tedious, time-intensive project. If I ever finish the room, I’ll share some photos.
So, this morning I head out to the garden to find a pepper explosion. My poblanos have matured to robust beauty, as well as a peck of serranos. There are always jalapeños for picking, and yellow onions too. Nothing makes me happier than a colander full of fresh-picked, home-grown produce; and although the woodpecker decimated my tomato crop this year, this lovely assortment has me thinking one thing: salsa.
A quick internet search yields promising results. I think I’m going to try this recipe for canning, and this one for a quick table salsa. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Of course, I have to continue with the stripping and sanding, so who knows when the kitchen will be humming with such goodness. But…I’ve been known to work into the night on such things.
It feels good to focus on home this week—to dream of making our space more beautiful and of putting goodness on the table. This makes me happy.
What are your plans for the weekend?