Last Sunday we finally got a little break in the rain and headed over to our garden as a family. I have to confess that as of late we've been neglecting the garden a little. There is still plenty growing but we haven't really been keeping up with it and certainly not weeding. Mentally I think I'm already deep into fall and heading towards winter.
We cleaned things up just a bit and picked our basil. I used to make big batches of pesto each fall but I actually really prefer that kale pesto, so now I just make a puree and freeze it in ice cube trays to add to various dishes, usually our canned tomatoes for a good winter version of sauce. What do you do with basil? I feel like there must be a more exciting option.
This week-end we are at my mom's, in fact we are already here! Big Smith took off from Wednesday on so we have an extra extra long week-end, such a treat. Right now it's Thursday afternoon and I'm sitting in a cafe putting together these final posts of the week. I am loving working in a cafe, I never get this luxury it's a little slice of grande-soy-chai-latte heaven (yes I am that girl, Big Smith is strictly a 'large black coffee' guy and always gives me a hard time).
We are hoping to do some work here painting my mom's house, but so far it's been rain rain and more rain. Luckily tomorrow's forecast shows perfect sun and Saturday we are headed to the local harvest festival. We took Little Smith for the first time last year and I loved having him there, the same festival that I entered the pumpkin contest in each year as a child (I actually won two blue ribbons, one for Benjamin Frumpklin and the other for Donald and Ivana Trumpkin... I think the bird's nest hair was really key to that masterpiece!). Then as a teenager I worked at the festival painting kid's faces and helping with a game that was called 'hay toss' wherein we'd grab a smaller child by the arms and throw them into a giant hay pile... somehow I don't think that game would fly these days!
I think it's safe to say it's going to be a good week-end, hope you all have a great fall filled long week-end too!