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What We’ve Been Up To

June 17, 2011

It’s been a busy summer, but now that the Farmer’s Market is officially under way, I think it should start to slow down a bit.  Our first day was slightly successful… I was out of town for the second week, and it’s supposed to rain tomorrow… But I love going to the Farmer’s Market, so I’m hoping things will get more enjoyable.  I’m having fun making things for it, at least, whether or not they sell!

BL and I spent the last two weeks at my parent’s house, along with my brother, my friend and her daughter, and my cousin and her daughters!  It was a visiting packed trip, complete with cookouts.  My brother introduced us to grilled cucumber!

Peel it if it’s not organic, and slice each cucumber into 6 spears by cutting it in half, then cut the half into thirds, like above.  Brush each side with oil, or spray with olive oil cooking spray.  Cook for about 5 minutes on the first side, flip, and cook for slightly less on the second side.  Then pop it in a bowl and serve with your favorite vinaigrette.  We made ours with a rice vinegar dressing my friend found here.  I think that any vinaigrette would be tasty on it, though.

One of the reasons we were all back in my hometown visiting was to help sort through my grandparents’ apartment.  They had some amazing things, including my grandmother’s adorable pitcher collection.

I think this might be my favorite picture of the visit!  They were displayed all over the house, but I decided I had to gather them up for an all together picture before they got dispersed to all the people who loved my grandparents.  We also found adorable pictures that we’d never seen before, and beautiful, thoughtful, or just fun letters to and from all kinds of family members.  It made me step up my own letter writing to my husband so that BL will have letters to find some day a long time from now.

It has definitely been a taxing summer, but I’m enjoying all of it, and I know that BL is, too.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Deployed Daddy permalink
    June 18, 2011 10:51 pm

    Those grilled cucumbers look super tasty, and I can’t wait to read your letters! I’ll be sending some of my own soon!

  2. Chris permalink
    June 22, 2011 2:03 am

    Your booth looks like so much fun! I wish it hadn’t been cancelled this past Saturday.

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