I've been a bit ill, so forgive the lack of posting. I think today will be a 'this and that' post. When our kids were small and I wanted to use up small bits of fresh foods I'd tell them we're having a 'this and that' lunch. They loved the term and no noses were turned up at the last piece of cheese or the last carrot in the refrigerator.
This morning I wanted to preserve the carrots that lurked in the refrigerator so I blanched them and they are currently in the dehydrator. The top rack is half full of bay leaves that came off the plant in the backyard. I have some parsley that's ready to grind and garlic that is drying. I've been doing light duty things in the kitchen.
Monday I canned five pint jars of cherries with all of them sealing. The carrots in the garden also got weeded on Monday.
Since I have to rest more than work this week I have been re watching a BBC series on the World War II farm in England. When I like a series, I'm known to watch it over and over again. Each time I find additional information that I missed the time before.
One of my favorite movies to watch over again is The Devil's Advocate. I hated it the first time I watched it, I think because I was scared. For some unknown reason I watched it again - most likely because my husband did. I went past the crude language that popped up every so often and began to notice the message of the movie. Looking at Keanu Reeves wasn't too difficult either.
My favorite movies are: The Godfather - all three parts, Nanny McFee, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Storm of the Century, and the Stand. Once in a while I'll watch Baby Boom. How's that for an eclectic mix? I won't even try to figure that one out.
I also own DVDs with Clara, Two Fat Ladies and Jamie Oliver.
I like cook books, too. My favorite books are written by Ina Garten. Did you know in a past life she was the Minister of Energy for the USA? Wow, what a turn around. She is obviously a person who knows how to navigate success. More power to her.
I've been missing my mate this week quite a bit. I think because the anniversary of his passing is on July seventh. Most widows are interested in someone else by now, but I'm not that bright. My loyalties still lie with a man I can't see or be with any longer. I've accepted this is the way I feel and go with the flow. Maybe there is some sort of glitch in me, but I'll go on the premise 'what I don't know won't hurt' when it comes to this.
Harris Teeter grocery store has buy two packages of coffee, get three free. The final cost came to about 2.20 a package. Difficult to beat that price. I chose the hazelnut as it's my favorite kind of coffee. I also got a personal size watermelon, bananas, grape tomatoes, and cookies. The kind with peanut butter in the middle. Oh, yummo!
The other store I visited was Ross and found a patch (scratch) kit for the hardwood floors. I've been looking for one for a while now. Patience, in this case, was definitely a virtue. The kit has five different shades of stain so it can be used on just about any wood surface. I feel like I hit pay dirt with this one!
That's about all I've been up to this week. Time to go rest again. Stay safe.
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