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In My Kitchen – August 2014

I am finally finding the time to join in on an In My Kitchen post. The lovely Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial hosts this monthly event. I have been enjoying everyone’s posts and keep meaning to put one up myself. Well the time has come and here I am!

This month continues with garden madness. Things are finally slowing down which is bittersweet. I will miss the tomatoes, but not necessarily all the work. Here is what I picked this morning, tomatoes, peppers, a zucchini and a melon. Earlier in the summer I would have had two baskets or more full so this really is not much for us.


This next item is what has been consuming a chunk if my time. The picture didn’t turn out well, what with the light in the freezer in the way and all! I have been roasting all my tomatoes and peppers with garlic and olive oil in the oven. Then I put it in bags and now have a freezer well stocked. We look forward to enjoying the sauces in the winter months in soups, stews, chili, marinara etc. This is much easier than canning, plus not nearly as hot. Canning in South Carolina in the heat of the summer isn’t fun! Oh yeah, there is also a glimpse of the pesto I am freezing as well. I need to make more of that this weekend….


Yesterday my parents stopped by Costco on their way home from the mountains. We don’t have one here in town so it is always fun to see what they find. This time my mom got a huge container of organic coconut oil for me. We use this a lot for granola and pancakes, among other things.


And finally we have Jack’s clay “bowl” he made in art camp. It is currently residing on my kitchen counter. He wants it in his room to use for a toy dish. I won’t let him since I know he, or his brothers, will break it.


To check out what is happening in everyone’s kitchens head on over here.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Valentine Blossoms

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Valentine Blossoms

Peanut butter blossoms are one of my favorite holiday cookies and I didn’t even make any this past Christmas. It was time to rectify that! So I made them for Valentine’s Day, well they are in my freezer awaiting Valentine’s Day. I am not the only one around here who likes peanut butter blossoms. A couple years ago when we had a holiday cookie exchange at my house I left my plate of cookies on the counter, never a good idea in this house. Before everyone left I went back in the kitchen to discover that the kisses were all missing from my peanut butter blossoms! Jack’s handy work!!

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