Good Evening, my dears..
Welcome once again to the Blessed Hearth..
We have had a busy day here by the Bay of Fundy..
Terry brought down a huge box of cukes that he grew in our garden at home..
The ones in the picture above are what is left to do tomorrow, Lord willing..
I guess you could say we have had a pickling day here..
These are ones I made for us..
Baba's Deli Dills..
Supposedly the best pickles this side of the Danube River...
Or some such place.. grin..
I remember I made them many years ago when we lived on our little hobby farm back in the seventies..
Only, I didn't have grape leaves and used bottled horseradish..
It is a Mennonite recipe from a book Terry bought me way back when... smile..
The other day I bought a new book for only ten dollars at Indigo..
And made this totally awesome Indian relish..
It has cumin which is one of my favorite spices and as you can
see I could eat it with a spoon..
The recipe says that if you mix this relish with yogurt it becomes raita which is a salad that is served with Indian food as a cool counterpoint for spicy dishes and that it peps up meat and poultry..
Of course, hubby would not even try it although the dear man chopped up all of those cukes to make it..
We made a double batch of mustard pickles which he cut up also..
It is hard to find a good man like that, eh? smile..
I made him a loaf of no knead bread found HERE..
And a fish chowder..
Oh.. and a batch of cucumber jelly which my friend suggested I should try and make..
Let's just say it has been a long day..
I am sitting in the chair there on the left writing to you dear girls...
It is quiet and believe it or not Terry turned the heat up here ..
Almost time to go to bed but guess what?
Tomorrow night this will be a busy time for this old summer cottage..
We will be having some company..
We had a phone call a couple of hours ago and our darling grandsons wanted to know if they could come and stay overnite
We are so happy..
I was a bit worried it was not going to work out this year as a couple of them are working this Summer..
They are growing so fast..
Here they are last Summer enjoying Supper with Gramps..
This is one of my favorite photos..
The dear things..
God has been so good to us blessing us with such wonderful grandsons..
Needless to say...
This old grandmother had better get some rest as I need to do a bit of baking tomorrow and Terry is going to be picking up another bunch of dills for us to do...
This coming Sunday will be Art in the Park and I always have a table there with some House of Henry things..
Hope you are having a blessed evening and thanks for dropping by..
Oh and thank you so much for the dear encouraging emails I have received the last week or so..
And the phone calls..
You guys are awesome and please know that I am praying for you all that God will bless and protect you and yours..
PS..If you would like the recipe for the Indian Relish just email me and I will send it to you or if enough want it I will post it on here next time.. Or you can buy the book.. grin..
Just too tired tonight to do it.. xo