In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Grape News!

Look what we just picked from a large pot
on the patio.
They are a little bit tiny & a little bit tart, but I didn't even know if they would grow here.

This is the second bach of figs on this tree.
The first batch fell off before they got this big.
I hope these mature into ripe figs.

Here are some of the Eggplant that we harvested.
I battered them in Japanese Tempura Batter, then covered them with french fry seasoning.

**The Tempura batter box gave me the solution to my frying problem. We use cloth napkins, so I do not buy paper towels. This usually isn't a problem, except on the occasion that I decide to fry something. I don't know why I never thought to use a collander or cooling rack perched over a baking pan to drain off excess grease. My thanks to the Japanese.**


This is just a random bonus tip:
Sometimes, when I am cooking Eloise's eggs in the morning, I throw in an extra egg or two. After they have cooled I chop them and throw them in a bowl with some tuna, mayo, & seasonings. I now have a jump start on lunch. It is so much easier than boiling & peeling the eggs, and it's just as tasty.



Brandon said...

I was just looking at the pictures in your previous post. It was so cool seeing thos children praying over other kids. Was that a church event?

Miss Riya said...

To answer Brandon's question:
Our Fellowship puts on regional summer camp/retreats for our little ones, then the teens, then family camp meeting the last week.

Kristi said...

Congrats on the grapes!!! I love the grease draining tip. I'm going to give it a try.


Brandon said...

Very cool. Our high school you camp left for Colorado today! I wasn't able to go this time(though I'm one of the leaders).
And thanks for commenting on my blog.
I wrote you a message back on there too (longer than your message)

melodywedergren said...

It all looks delicious! I may just show up on your doorstep to have a bite! :)