Monday, August 15, 2011

On a cool, rainy day...

I'm warmed and cheered, baking oatmeal raisin cookies.  I've made variations on this theme for years, but recently found this recipe by surprise on Joan Ford's site, Hummingbird Highway.  I made 'em with a combination of "quick"- and "slow"-cooking oats in order to use up the last of what I had of each.  The raisins are plumped by simmering.  All in all, they're just the right size, soft and chewy -- just right as 'thank you' gifts for my son and my girlfriend, with whom I'll be staying in Lethbridge and Calgary this week.  (And yes...I stashed a few away for myself, too!)

It seems I've been very domestic recently, but what can do with a harvest like this?

Bumbleberry Pie - rhubarb, Saskatoon berries, raspberries, apples

And then there's the veggie garden, now producing green beans and tomatoes in addition to lettuce, which is ongoing!



Bee said...

I see that I don't have to worry about whether you are eating well! The fresh veggies look beautiful and I can almost smell those delicious cookies and pie. Yum!

besshaile said...

Yum! I wish I could have dinner with you.