Good Evening everyone..
We have had such a beautiful Saturday here in the Maritimes of Canada..
It has been a very busy day but the best kind of busy..
Just doing things I wanted to do..
No pressure to get something done for a particular reason..
Just doing it because.. smile..
At Cow Town in Sussex they have 50 pounds of squash on for 13 dollars, I think...
Terry's garden only had about a dozen of them and as this is one of our fave veggies we bought a bag..
I am also trying to do the $!00.00 bulk buying challenge so this fit the bill..
They will not keep all Winter so we freeze it..
Usually, we cook and scoop and freeze but a customer in the shop told me she does it this way..
Just peels, cubes and freezes it and then just has to cook it..
So we are giving that a try..
Costco now has Honey Crisp Apples which were cheaper even then the market...
I would have bought them there but they did not have seconds..
The price at Costco was the best and I was afraid I would not be able to get any more..
I dried the whole lot of them..
I think it is a 6 pound bag which is not much but cost $10.00
A lot of wonderful snack food though..
When we were down to the cottage this week I picked some more herbs..
Some lovely oregano..
They have not had much frost yet..
The benefits of being by the Bay of Fundy...
After we peeled and cubed the squash I just put them in plastic bags..
Took the air out with a straw and Ta DA...
Mom told me that my Aunt Leatha used to do hers that way, too..
How do you girls freeze your squash..
Or do you?
Don't these look good?
After they are dried I store 36 slices in a brown paper lunch bag (si they don't get soggy like in a plastic one)...
Why 36 slices you may ask... grin..
Each apple had about 18 slices so that is equal to 2 apples..
When Terry and I go for a drive or some such thing then I grab a bag and we each have an apple for a treat..
Dried that is..
Here is a close up of that table cloth that I had hung out on the line..
Isn't that beautiful?
I bought it at a auction, I think..
Reminds me of Scotland..
The home of some of my ancestors..
We have some Irish ones, too..
eh, Christine... grin..
Some more herbs from the cottage..
I grew a big pot of basil mint for the first time this year..
I loved it and will try to get it again next Spring, Lord willing..
I put it in a salad today..
Another bottle of homemade salad dressing..
Why do people buy this stuff?
Homemade is so much tastier and better for you..
Dustin and his lady were here today after they had been to the Farmers Market this morning..
She told me that they had the same kind at the market and she told Dustin to tell me how much it cost..
He said it was $16.00 :-)
She looked at me and laughed at my expression..
She said she bought it once..
Even if it was 100 percent organic I don't think that even makes sense..
Anyway.. half of that loaf went home with her.. smile..
Then I did up a bunch of bottles...
They need to go to the cold room until they are needed for the next time..
Some quinoa salad..
A nice Saturday lunch and I was craving it..
Do you ladies make it?
Then here is a gift from my Mom..
Another box of lace that I had at the shop..
I may have showed this to you before..
I can't remember but it is for my lace cupboard since it came from Mom...
You know how I love this stuff..
And a gift from our youngest son..
What could you buy Faye Henry from the Farmers Market and make her day?
Homemade Patchouli Soap..
It smells heavenly..
What a dear lad he is..
We enjoyed their visit as always..
Well, dear hearts that is all for tonight..
I should call this Ramble and Roll... grin..
I think I will..
I do ramble on sometimes and roll from one topic to another..
Have a blessed Lord's Day tomorrow..
It is also a day of Remembrance here in Canada..
So thankful for a free nation made possible by our dear veterans..
We must never forget...
God bless ...
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