A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

The rain finally slacked off here just in time for us to have a gorgeous 4th of July. I spent most of the day indoors, starting my copy of “Sweetness and Light: The Mysterious History of the Honey Bee” until it cooled off some and I could mosey outdoors. Mom and I cooked out on the grill. She was in charge of the ribs while I managed our grilled zucchini (picked fresh from the garden). We don’t usually eat ribs at our house, but mom had a fool-proof recipe from a friend that created such tender ribs. The zucchini were sliced and allowed to sit in Italian dressing for a few hours before being put on the grill and cooked until soft. It’s my favorite way to eat zucchini.

IMG_0042I almost didn’t make it to the farmer’s market on Saturday out of laziness. I picked up a bag of Carolina Plantation Stone Ground Grits and a balloon flower (platycodon grandiflorus). I want to start buying more produce from the market, but I am hesitant to do so because I’ve wasted a lot of produce in the past. I need to work on that especially since I want my produce consumption to be twice my meat consumption and I’m not there yet.

IMG_0043I received my Belgian Pearl Sugar in the mail earlier in the week, so I’m looking forward to trying this recipe for Liege Waffles.

This is how I spent the rest of my weekend: laying out by the pool (while petsitting), admiring our tall marigolds, and admiring the fact that my Bee Balm has a bloom finally! Also check out the neat herb garden that my mom and I installed a few weeks ago – that might deserve a post of its own.

PicMonkey Collage

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