Here in Maine the mosquitos laugh at citronella candles. Personally I like the screened in porch as a mosquito repellent. I found the garlic scapes! That section of the garden that I mentioned that had what looked like a day lily was indeed all garlic (my garlic must be very small bulbs, and crowded too I guess). So today, I harvested the garlic scapes. Proof:In all the excitement, I did not make granitas. I made a July 4 cake with red, white and blue swirls.
I wonder how many fathers make their own Father’s Day dinners. My husband made ours, very cheerfully too. It was a nice day, even if there was no horseback riding. It turns out that we own a thing to sharpen knives. Perhaps it’s called a knife sharpener. It also turns out I can’t do it, it’s like chalk on a chalkboard and makes my teeth feel weird. Number of knives sharpened – 1. Number of knives that need to be sharpened – 5.
I think we need another week or so to have strawberries in Maine. There has been a lot of rain too, which might have slowed things down. Last year I picked a ton and made my first batch of strawberry jam. It came out really well and I’ll do it again this year. I just found a bag of frozen strawberries from last summer in my freezer. I’m certain that this never happens to Martha. Now I am suffering from forgotten-strawberry-guilt.
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