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Since I never seem to get around to sending out Christmas cards or letters, I decided to blog a bit to keep my fans updated. :-)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Official end of (my) summer

I know, I know -- according to the calendar, Autumn began last month. Nevertheless, it begins tonight for me, because I no longer have tomatoes growing in the back yard. We are expecting weather this weekend that will be detrimental to tomatoes, so my neighbor and I picked everything tonight, a Christmas-y haul of red and green balls of goodness. And when they are gone, it's back to the grocery store less-than-satisfactory tomatoes. Sigh. Happily, I did can some tomatoes this year, so at least I can look forward to infusing summer into soups and stews this winter. That will make those afternoons in a hot, humid kitchen all worthwhile!

I'm trying a new cookie recipe tonight -- Meltaways. The dough is made from butter, powdered sugar, cornstarch, flour, and a touch of salt. No eggs, no vanilla. However, they will be topped with a cream cheese frosting. It's a recipe I got a long time ago from a friend in Smithfield, Utah. If they are decent, some will be my offering at the radio station tomorrow and some will go to work to celebrate a co-worker's birthday. If they are not presentable, I will have to get up really early to make something else. The scent invading my little computer room is quite lovely, so I'm guessing we have a winner!


  1. You changed your blog style.

    That's a statement of the obvious. I sometimes have a firm grasp of the obvious.

    Are you going to bring out any samples of new cookies when you come to visit?

  2. I'm planning to bring out samples of homemade marshmallows. (I owe some to your wife because she was the winner of the "name my blog" contest!) And maybe...I will bring some of the tomatoes I picked last night. We'll see how the green ones are doing by then.