Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Processing, Processing

Sue, over at e-i-e-i-omg wrote a post about single lady homesteaders that I first read last night, and have come back to a few times to read over.  It's a trusted friend saying, "Trust yourself.  It's OK to slow down and just be.  Breathe."  I'm going to listen to that advice!  Me and my goal-oriented self sometimes get so wrapped up in Must.Find.A.Partner that I forget to breathe and enjoy what's right here in front of me.  I keep thinking that it shouldn't be so time consuming and crappy, but there's only one person to blame for that.  I can change my approach any time!  Thanks, Sue!

That's the first "processing."  Processing how sometimes I make my own life more difficult than it needs to be.

The second processing is what I'm trying to do to store zucchini.  I'm trying the recipe that Mama Pea highlighted a few days ago for zucchini chips.  Since I have a lifetime supply of zucchini (and that's just yesterday and today), I'll experiment with different flavorings.  I can already tell that this batch isn't salty enough for me.  These chips would be a good low-carb snack - I'm even considering a little low carb action just to try them out!

I made cucumber soup yesterday, with 4 big cukes, some chicken stock, plain yogurt and sour cream.  It's chilling now and should be Yum for dinner tonight, and later this week in the heat.  Next time I'll be smart enough to remove the seeds from the cukes first.  Maybe next time can be tonight! I'm sure there will be 4 more huge cukes today.

How can I even consider spending time looking for a partner when it's blueberry season here!  Time to start picking!


  1. Those chips look yummy - the zukes are coming, that's for sure. Just talked to my neighbor today, who didn't plant any because they're busy with new chickens, and she agreed to take some extra ones - score!!

  2. Ha! When the picture of the zucchini chip popped up (before I starting reading your blog) I thought it was a yummy looking homemade pizza! (Size perspective and all, ya know.) Glad to hear you're giving the chips a try; you can get rid of a lot of zucchini that way. I have a friend I don't see too often but when I do I always take her a bag of the zucchini chips 'cause she likes them so much. I think she likes the chips more than me.

    I'd love to hear what you come up with as your "favorite" seasonings!

  3. I bake chocolate chip zucchini loaf or muffins when I have too much zucchini. The kids love it and it freezes well. It makes a great gift or something to bring to a BBQ. You just grab it out of the freezer and thaw.

  4. Taking the day off from work tomorrow to go blueberry picking with an old friend! I don't grow zucchini. You always end up with way to many and not enough people to give them away to.