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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Sabbatical--Sort Of

I have been remiss about posting to my blog.  No real reason, other than our summer season routine has been a bit hectic.  So it appears that I'm on a bit of a Summer Sabbatical, sort of.

Now Max is finished with Summer School and we are set to begin our summer in earnest!  Here is a mini update and a preview of posts to come.

We had a great visit from Aunt Laurie and her guy, Jim over 4th of July weekend. 

Our garden is doing great!  Lots of carrots, potatoes and tomatoes.  Nothing tastes as good as a home grown tomato!!  We have a smattering of cucumbers, beans, squash, various peppers and radishes.  We have been enjoying eating from the source!

Here is a tart I made form our garden bounty!  Pie crust* with squash, spinach, onion, tomato and basil.  Top with a little cheese and bake for about half an hour at fresh and yummy!!!!!!!

Perfect Pie Crust:  In a mixer start with 2 cups of flour (I like 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white), a stick of very cold butter cut in small pieces, about 2-4 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt.  Turn on mixer on low using the paddle attachment, begin adding small amounts of ice water until the dough begins to hold together.  When you can make a ball, divide in half, wrap in wax paper and refrigerate at least 20 minutes.  Now you're ready to make a pie or tart!

Look forward to a few more posts....I'd like to make. 
1.  Max's time at the Jensen~Schmidt Tennis Camp
2.  Our experience at the Windansea Surf Club's Day at the Beach Surf Camp
3.  The fabulousness of Cooper Lindsey who recently turned one year old!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer!!


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