Friday, July 31, 2009


Autumn Angst: that malady which attacks most Texans each August, when they begin to worry that they will never again see days with highs below 95 degrees F. (click on image to enlarge)

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musingegret said...

Your reminder to mop the porch rails prompted me to google: "Why does moss grow on the north side of trees?" What an amazing range of answers! Is the mold growing on the shady side of the balustrade?

Here's a quick way to 'put up' tomatoes if they're threatening to go bad. Make a small X at the non-stem end and drop into boiling water for 1 minute; remove with tongs to a dish towel to cool slightly; the skin will easily peel from the X'ed end; drop several into ziploc bag, seal and freeze. Great in soups, stews, marinara, etc. Bon Appetit!

Hill Country Hippie said...

I had to go out and look at the porch rails to see, but no, it's not confined to the shady side. It's everywhere!

Where did you find that info about the tomatoes? I think I must have read that very same article recently, but can't remember where I saw it!

musingegret said...

3 summers ago I spent an afternoon helping my former flame's ex-brother-in-law put up a bushel of 'maters from his garden---we had a blast. I came home with 6 bags of them and used 2 bags right away making okra-tomato-onion gumbo. Well, my family always called it gumbo but it's just sauteed okra/onion/garlic with the lightly stewed 'maters. Yum! (great with cornbread).