Our garden is in full production mode and we've been having fun putting together semi-local meals this summer!
This afternoon, I tried out my new cheesemaking kit (a birthday present from my parents) and attempted to make mozzarella. Let's just say that a caprese salad covered up the taste just enough to make it a good meal. Next time, I'll be sure and use a stainless steal pan, whole milk and cheese salt to make the cheese taste how it should!
We're starting to rake in the tomatoes and next weekend I hope to can up our stock with canned tomatoes and tomato sauce. Jon and I both prefer the cooked version of tomatoes, so we really only grow them to can or freeze them.
My parents also got me the book Warm Fuzzies for my birthday. I went thrifting for wool sweaters a few weeks ago and found four different wool sweaters in one store! What can I say? Michigan is a chilly place!
So, I made this little cupcake and trimmed it with some ribbon that I found at a sewing expo last year. Decor8 had a nice little feature on their booth, Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods, a while back. Unfortunately, they do not have a retail or web store.