Sunday, July 05, 2009


Sunday just about noon. Sitting in the cool basement. It has just been the hottest sunniest June-July that I can remember. I feel like we have already had a month of summer, and summer has really only just started. It’s really been amazing. But Dean and I have had to be particularly mindful about the garden, and keeping up on the watering. Hopefully it means we will have a bumper crop of hot weather veggies: tomatoes, peppers, cukes etc.

Speaking of which, we had such an abundance of fresh broccoli and zucchini the other day, that I tried blanching and freezing them. I found the instructions on line here: How to Freeze Summer Squash. It’s pretty easy to do: wash, cut, toss in a boiling water bath for three minutes, then an ice bath for 5 minutes (to stop the cooking process). Then let drip dry, then place on a tray to freeze before bagging in food sealer (or just put directly into food sealer). We’ll see how they are to eat later this winter, over pasta or in soup. Hopefully they will be full of summer flavor and still crisp, not mushy.

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Watched poor Andy Roddick loose 16-14 in an epic 5th set to Roger Federer at Wimbledon. I am so bummed. I wanted Andy to win so bad. He only lost his serve once in the entire match, and it was in the final game. Arrrggghhh.

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3 comments:

Anne said...

I was cheering for Andy too - nothing against Federer, who I like, but Roddick has been working so hard he really deserved a win. He played his heart out, for sure. Hopefully in a few days he'll wake up and realize that he pushed the greatest tennis player of all time (debatable, of course, but John McEnroe has dubbed him such and so he shall be) to 16-14 in the fifth set, and he'll feel OK about it. And watch out when he hits NYC, because Andy's gonna be out for revenge. :)

Collin Kelley said...

Andy looked so sad. I wanted to comfort him.

Pamela said...

Andy hurt his hip when he took that twisting spill in the final set. He still played 1-1/2 hours. What grit. What tenacity. He's the REAL A-Rod.