The IEP is now scheduled for the end of the 2nd week of school.  I have nothing nice to say about this so I’m just going to change the subject now, OK?

Duhdee and I are now in our 3rd week of training for that Fragile X 5K and I’m feeling really good about it!  The first week was the hardest, not in terms of the training but in terms of the soreness I experienced for days and days after each run.  It’s gotten progressively more difficult in terms of training but easier in terms of how I feel.  I’m never sore anymore.  I’m STARVING the day after a run but other than that I feel great.  Sometimes after we finish our training session we’ll add another sprint just for FUN…isnt’ that crazy? 

Our garden is producing tomatoes like mad right now.  We are using the slicing tomatoes for Caprese sandwhiches and Duhdee copied the Olive Garden’s Caprese pasta dish (DELISH!)  I think next should be Caprese pizza.  I really need to start making my own mozarella.  The cherry tomatoes are eaten straight off the vine or from the bowl on the counter as snacks.  They’re so sweet!  The paste tomatoes are being frozen, Duhdee is going to use them to make pizza and pasta sauces (and maybe even ketchup) this winter.

This was our first year with a real garden, we only did containers before, and it was planned as a container garden so I’m pleased with how it’s turned out.  We have figured out which of the tomatoes we want to keep and which to drop.   Next year is the year of the peppers.  I have Red, Yellow, Green and Purple varieties to try.  I’m excited already!  We’re also going to grow a few different types of lettuce and beans to experiment with.  The year after that we’ll have to try a bunch of peas and carrots…I’ve got two standard varieties for next year but there are so MANY types of everything to try.  It’s going to take a while to find all our favorites.

4 thoughts on “Delayed.

  • September 5, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Make your own mozarella…wow. I would never even think to do that.
    I picked 8 big tomatoes today; I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with them yet. Our cherry tomatoes are eaten as fast as they’re picked.
    Now that we have a bigger yard, I want a garden next year! BUT, those black walnut tress….15 of them!….can harm many garden plants. Ugh

  • September 5, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I never would have thought of it either but it’s a pretty simple and quick cheese to make. Only 30 minutes! There is a recipe here: You can order the rennet you need online even, there’s a link on that same page to a supplier.

    The black walnuts are a problem for veggies? Bummer.

  • September 5, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    i can’t believe you are running on purpose.

    now, the sandwiches….foccaccia, mozzerella, tomato and herbs? the pampered chef had a recipe and even though i don’t much care for any of those things alone, the sandwich was amazing. mmmm. nothing like a garden tomato.

  • September 6, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Well I know I’m enjoying the running, not sure about Umma. It does seem to make her sore, but not as much as when we first started.

    That’s a close recipe on the Capreses. We use fresh sourdough bread from our local bakery, then we put some homemade balsamic-vinaigrette (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, sugar, salt, pepper) on it. Then put a lay of tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella. We then toast the sandwich Panini style. We don’t have an actually Panini appliance, so we use a slotted grill pan and some weight and it gets the same effect. I must admit that they are extremely yummy!


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