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Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Can I even really call it a Harvest? The garden this year was sad indeed. The final harvest consisted of one eggplant, 2 zuchinni, and some tomatoes. Hardly a harvest but it makes a pretty good casserole.
Cube the Eggplant and salt, set aside (this takes out the bitterness).
Saute onions and garlic add to oven safe casserole dish.
Rinse and drain the Eggplant then add to the casserole dish.
Cube the zuchinni and add to the casserole.
Cube ripe tomatoes
Add Oregano, more garlic, Basil, red pepper flakes (all to taste)
Mix, cover and bake at 300-350 degrees until it all cooks down 1-2 hours.
Stir then sprinkle mozarella and parmesan over the top, cover and bake until the cheese has browned (about 30-45 minutes)
We ate it with rolls and Husbeast had his with rice.
The roll recipe:
1/4 margarine (melted)
1.5 cups of wheat flour
3 Tablespoons of oatbran
1 Tablespoon of Baking powder
Mix it all up
Add milk (I don't work with measurements much so I just add milk until its all wet but still managleable.)
Add one handfull or 2 of cheddar cheese. Mix
Plop large spoonfulls onto a baking sheet
Bake 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees
While all that is baking you have time to play with fibers and to knit.
This is a very sweet gift from my friend Terri.
How appropriate is that sock yarn for my "harvest"? I love it and I would so be working on that if I didn't have the fixation socks already started and set in as vice project. Hmmm, I wonder if the fluted banisters will drop out of the race and be replaced with some harvest socks.
I spun up some Autumn Splendor yarn the other day. This yarn is headed out but I have 2 ounces left in this colorway so if I work it up with another 2 ounces of something else I'll have more Autumn socks. Not that I have any chance of getting all finished before the leaves fall and we are hit with winter here in Maine.
Finally I've been dying like crazy. Well, I dye wool all the time I just don't always talk about it. I died up a whole bunch of autumn/harvest inspired stuff. But its all still wet and not very pretty so I'll show you the fruity stuff with a harvest mini pumpkin.
I want to get better at Navajo Plying so I'm hoping this will work well and I'll have some pretty stripey yarn. Go visit Emily who is working on a fair isle sweater in just those fruity colors.
There were some fun comments from yesterday's post. Go take a look. Then vote. I know some of you have voted already. Thanks for the giggles. I've decided this is an opportunity for a contest. Email me here and I'll enter you into the contest. After the real elections then I'll announce the winner. Unlike the real presidential elections, you have a chance at winning no matter which knitting project wins or who you vote for. More about prizes and such tomorrow. This entry is already hideously long, isn't it?