Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer in pictures

Our only storm damage from June - this isn't even our tree. It is the (absent) neighbor's tree, but this branch is precariously hanging over our yard. Has the neighbor been to their house since the storm? Of course not!

The butterfly bush that we planted last summer. Only one didn't make it.

3 Year old butterfly bush by the kitchen window. Also, Tim's jimmyrigged grill stand made from an old bed frame. :)

My basil - grown from seed this year!

The garden thinks it is a jungle...

We tried some different things this year - this is a red kuri squash.


Alice watching the washing machine...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This morning Alice and I made the trek all the way across town to the fancy store that only sells gluten free things. I discovered that I was out of the flours I use to make up one of my mixes, which is a bad thing since someone's birthday is right around the corner... I also have this cupcake cookbook coming in the mail tomorrow. (Their other cookbook has my go-to pizza crust in it. Yum.) Alice and I shop at this particular store once a month or so because it is a good 25 minute drive from our house. She looks forward to these trips because they have a small in-house bakery where everything is gluten free.

Today as we were leaving, we ran into an organist from a church at which I often play. As he headed into the store and we headed out, Alice and I had the following exchange:

A: "He is SO lucky!"
K: "Why is that?"
A: "Because he gets to eat gluten free. Gluten free is the best, Mom. People who don't eat gluten free are missing out."
K: "So, does that mean you're lucky because you get to eat gluten free?"
A: "Yup. Gluten free is the best."

I'm sure the brownie we bought didn't hurt this sentiment, but it still made me a little bit choked up.