Since mon mari was lazing about the hospital last week (he came home today) there is no progress to report on the house restoration.
I’ll tell you what I did, instead….
First thing I did was break the kitchen faucet. Actually, I broke it loose so it just fell over.
How? If I knew how I wouldn’t have done it, now would I?
I also didn’t know how to fix it. And, since I didn’t want to end up with a worse problem (leaking faucet) I did what I always do in these situations….
I went out to the barn, found all these cuttings from the bathroom tile and propped the faucet into place.
I can turn it on and off and swivel it.
Done and dusted!
Next: the firewood was delivered.
I had moved the small woodpile out of the way.
Naturally, I moved it in the way…. So when they delivered the wood I had to move it again.
Then, when all the wood was stacked I had to move it back into place.
Upper-body work-out for Saturday done!
The nice old man helped me unload and stack the big woodpile. He’s 81.
Last: I partially solved the problem of the over-productive zucchini.
I pulled one out.
They were supposed to be the non-vining type.
Obviously, that wasn’t the case.
The rest of my time I spent on the couch, reading trashy novels and eating bons-bons.
Oh, and playing with my food.
I had these cute little mozzarella balls that I used to make the Caprese Cocktail.
I had these cute little cherry tomatoes.
I was thinking of the Banana Split contest recently floating around the blogosphere as I was hollowing out the zucchini.
There you have it:
Zucchini Sundae’s (Courgette Splits) serves one
1 small zucchini
2oz (60gr) ham, cut into strips
6 small mozzarella balls
lots of cherry tomatoes (about 6oz, 180gr)
2 cloves garlic, minced
fresh basil leaves, torn
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tbs olive oil
Cut the zucchini in half. With a small spoon, hollow out each half. Line each half with strips of ham. Top the ham with mozzarella balls alternating with whole cherry tomatoes. Place in a baking dish.
Cut the remaining cherry tomatoes in half and arrange around zucchini. Sprinkle with garlic, basil and paprika. Drizzle olive oil over all. Cover, bake at 400F (200C) for 40 minutes.
The halved cherry tomatoes cooked down into a yummy sauce – with the help of the garlic, of course.
If mon mari is a good boy I might even make this again for him….
I wanted these tomatillos
I planted them, watered them, fussed over them and here they are.
Now what do I DO with them?