on this salad. Oh my goodness! It is absolutely delicious! Sorry that the photo is a little fuzzy. Fresh chopped tomato, capers, red onion, roasted red pepper in oil, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and dry bread. I am in love. I didn’t put the fresh basil on it, which would have added another dimension to the flavor, but it didn’t need it.
My findings at the farm market this past Saturday included — yellow squash, baby zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant, green beans, peaches — much more there, but this is what I came home with. I made meatless koosa (Lebanese stuffed yellow squash) and what I call farm market vegetable stew which is loosely based on ratatouille.
I had a fairly quiet weekend. It was very rainy. Took the pug to the park during the rain breaks. Went to a cookout Friday evening for a bit. Spent most of that holding a young couple’s 3 month old baby — she was such a doll! Sunday afternoon I went with a friend to see Eclipse — got lost in the Forks fantasy world for a couple of hours. Cooked, knitted, worked on some other projects, read. I am nearly finished with the latest Frances Mayes book that is on my summer reading list, Every Day in Tuscany. Reading it makes me want to go back to Italy/Sicily one of these days. Will have to add that to my bucket list. I talked to both girls over the weekend.
Monday evening was the start of a new pottery class. I threw the body of a mug that I determined is a keeper. I would like to go to open studio time on Friday, but instead I will be at the office. I hope to take several more Fridays here and there to get in some extra time on the wheel. So it will be Monday before I can pull and add the handle and trim it for bisque firing. And I need to glaze the little pot that I made my first night in class at the beginning of June. Since that time, I have been working on technique and haven’t made anything I wanted to keep. I took a small bag of my clay home as I keep thinking that I want to make some clay pendants and beads for jewelry one of these days. One more thing on my lengthy to do list.