I was going to share a recipe today -- mainly so that I'll know right where to find it at tomato time and I won't have to search through the whole entire internet each and every year! Yeah. Roasted Tomato Sauce. I love making that stuff almost as much as I love using it! The recipe has been printed a million times -- I don't know what happens.
The tomato photos I took on Saturday when I made the first batch of the season would burn your retinas, and the tomatoes were all used in the sauce, so... I was going to post the recipe without photos, but, as luck would have it, the Tomato Fairy stopped by this morning and I've enough for another batch, that I think I'll make it tonight, so look for food photos and recipes tomorrow!
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I had a good, productive weekend -- farmers' market shopping, farmers' market cooking, getting some photography/design work done and placing orders, weaving in ends on Parcheesi strips -- I've either misplaced a stack o' strips or I'm truly nearing the end of that particular job!
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My bike has sat idle in the shed since the race -- I needed time to recover and, also, the weather was pretty crappy last week. Yesterday dawned clear, dry and cool, though, so I hopped on and pointed east for a change. Meanwhile, just a bit to the south of me, about 1600 bikers were participating in the 3rd Annual Race The Lake (being 90 miles around Lake Winnebago -- the one inland lake you see on any map of Wisconsin -- I live near the top). I think that could be fun, though I have a ways to go in the training department before I'd qualify. I logged 16 miles yesterday -- 7 miles straight out, with a little meander on the way back -- and the odometer passed the 200-mile mark!
I like to have something to look forward to and work toweard, and currently have my sites set on a Trek Women Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. Scheduled for Saturday, October 9th, at locations all over the U.S. and Canada, there's a choice of 10- or 25-mile routes. There are five events in Wisconsin, and I think I'm going to shoot for the one in Marshfield -- I'd like to do it with Katie, and maybe bring Mom along for some visiting with her sisters and whatnot.
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Lastly, today, I've been meaning to talk about Amy @ Stash, Knit, Repeat -- and make sure that you are aware of her fabulous Fit to Flatter series (and now a class!). She's been releasing the series and making it available in downloadable installments over the past few months. The series is now complete and can be had all-in-one, and it's just wonderful -- worth every penny in what you'll learn about the Whats and Whys of what does and doesn't look good on you, and what you can do about it in terms of pattern modification! I'm the type of person who needs to have the whole thing, so had to sit on my hands to keep from buying them individually; but if someone is interested in only a few of the installments, it's nice that they can be purchased that way, too. The basics are fundamentals that EVERY woman -- knitter or not -- should know and understand!