Trying a new web site theme
When Bob helped me first set this web site up, not many themes were available for tablet and handheld devices. Nowadays, perhaps the majority of web views are not coming to users on their laptops or their desktop computers, but on such handheld devices as tablets and cell phones. This is a new “look-and-feel” of my web site. It should render properly on a handheld phone, or on a tablet. If it seems to work, I will customize it, and bring back the photo headers. Make sure you leave a comment and tell me how you like the site both before and after the change.
We eat what we grow in the back yard
This summer, as with most years in our home, our dinner guests will dine on ingredients grown steps from the dinner table, and often harvested and prepared just for that one meal. Today, I harvested my first lot of garlic, shown in the picture opposite. I will have to let them dry out a bit, and then we are ready to cook with our very own garlic. This is a species of locally-grown and harvested garlic. It will take a few weeks for the garlic to cure, however.
The tomatoes are steadily progressing, and this year’s crop of strawberries were terrific, but nearly done now. I have a special sack for growing potatoes that Auntie Ione gave me merrily producing what seems to be a nice autumn harvest for some Thanksgiving dining. Dinners and lunches here are regularly seasoned with dill; thyme, chives, basil, tarragon and oregano grown outside in my kitchen garden. There is nothing quite like some fresh salmon seasoned with even fresher dill from our garden.