Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Summer is here

My finals ended last Wednesday and I took the week off for vacation (hence the lack of posts). My friend Chip came to visit and we had game nights and BBQs and family dinners galore, lots of wonderful summer activities.

It was over 100 degrees out for a few days last week, and the temp today is down to about 85, but I'm not crossing my fingers for it to last. This is just Davis in the summer.

The sauerkraut is aging well, I had some on my hot dogs for the BBQ. It's pretty salty, and the ballpark frank didn't help much, so I might try it on something else in the future. The Joy of Cooking suggests a lot of really terrible sounding recipes for sauerkraut ("sauerkraut balls" and "onions stuffed with sauerkraut" among them. It actually says "Not for ladies' luncheon" underneath that second recipe). Here's what it looks like right now.

It looks kind of gross, but it's actually pretty good all by itself. I've just been eating it slowly every day as I check its progress. I might have to transfer it to the fridge soon because this heat is aging it quicker than I'm ready for.

The craft center has been closed for the past week, but it reopens soon and I will get back to my massive weaving project that was supposed to be a Mother's Day gift. HA! Sorry Mom.

1 comment:

Carlene said...

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your weaving.