Friday, August 21, 2009

Fresh Veggies and New Finds

First off I want to thank everyone for all of the prayers and wonderful comments. I never take prayer for granted. I am feeling better and will have minor surgery the first week of September. The Lord is in control of all.

Our vegetable garden yielded so many great veggies this spring and summer. I was able to put up some brocolli this spring along with many other things this summer. With these tasty veggies

I got to put up this. This will be good in spaghetti, chili or stews and soups.

With a green version of these tasty veggies, I got to put up this green tomato relish. This is so good with fried catfish and hushpuppies and a baked potato. Yummo!!!! but the fried items are not very good for the waistline.

In this green tomato relish are these. It gives it just enough a kick for some flavor. These are good in guacamole, chili and oh so many other things. We like spicy foods.

We also had a large amount of herbs. I love basil and will use it in the tomatoes above for sauce. I have dried a lot of it for this winter. I also marinate tomatoes in olive oil and basil and it is oh so good.

These are oh so good marinated or made into pickles. Our garden bed just overflowed with cucumbers.

I went on a little shopping spree last weekend and this is what I came home with. It is a little box that playing cards were stored in.

I am going to paint it up and then I will put checkers in it for the checkerboard my hubby is going to make me.

In our area, it is rare to find a nice item like this. It is painted, etc but I am going to re-do it. I will show you once I get it done. It still has the dust on it.

I loved this little bowl. There are so many in blogland who have re-done bowls and I think they are great.

I really like wooden spoons, forks, etc. I had some in a previous post I had redone. I will also do these to add to my collection.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Be safe.


Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Hello Maxine :)
I'm happpy you're feeling better!
Your canned goods look wonderful...wish I was able to do canning this year...
Love your wonderful finds, I really like that card box and the idea you have for keepin yoru checkers in it!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

PS...I am lookin forward to your "Textures of the Home" post :)

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Hey Maxine! Thanks for visitng me and leaving a nice comment. I see that you are now following me too, so I have signed up to follow you as well.

I read your profile, and it could have been written by me! I look forward to getting to know you better.

Love all the canning and veggies, and your finds are awesome. Can't wait to come back and see how you transform them.

By the way, I have collected old wooden spoons for a long time, and wooden butter padddles too. I have just paired down all of them. I keep them in their natural state though. If you go back to some of my earlier posts, or look at my home tour at the bottom of my blog, you will see a spoon keep that I made out of a found item. It turned out just like what I wanted and is so prim-looking.

It seems like we have a lot in common. :) I plan to come back and go through your blog when I have time to sit and read.

Have a wonderful weekend!

basketsnprims said...

Your veggies look wonderful, Maxine. Our garden isn't producing very well this year ~ bad weather. Hope you are feeling better soon. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Kimberly said...

Hi Maxine! Look at your veggies! Everything looks wonderful and so ready to eat! I've gotta ask you though... what are hushpuppies? Sorry, it's the west-coast-B.C.-girl in me!

And thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog! It's always so fun to read through the day's comments! It's like show and tell here in blogland... with great friends to bounce things off of!

Have a GREAT weekend,my friend!

Hugs, Kimberly

Anonymous said...

Hello Maxine! I saw you are from Oklahoma, I am Oklahoma born and raised :) I enjoy reading your blog.. what part of Oklahoma was your farm? Looking forward to getting to know you!