Sunday, October 4, 2009

Whew. It's been busy around here!

Things around my house have been absolutely crazy, with no signs of slowing down until about November. And then the holidays hit. Needless to say, there hasn't been any new cooking around here - I'm in survival mode, just making sure everyone eats every day.

We finally had to get rid of most of the garden - we had so much rain last month that the tomatoes just didn't do well from that point on. And we needed the yard back, so the cantaloupe had to go. We're making big plans for next year's garden, though, and I'm hoping we can implement most of them. I've already started reading seed catalogs for ideas.

One fun thing in the last couple of months is that I finally got a Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme. The folks over at the King Arthur blog are always mentioning how great it is, and when the opportunity came to purchase one, I couldn't pass it up. I've loved it so far - I haven't bought a loaf of bread from the store in over a month, and I've also made the risotto recipe from the KA blog twice now.

I'm hoping to do some more cooking again as the holidays approach. I'm ready to get back to baking and enjoying homemade foods again!