in the kitchen

There’s been some making, but seems less than last year.  I think it’s because of the heat this summer, it was too hot to be inside making anything.  So we did lots of picnics, sandwiches, and easy, fast meals.

Maybe I haven’t taken as many pictures as I did last summer, not having Heather’s reminders to do the kitchen-making blog hop.  But here are a few of the makings in the kitchen the last few weeks.

Plum jammin’.

DSC_0073 copy DSC_0076 copy DSC_0077 copy DSC_0074 copySo good.  We’ve already had some and shared them with our friends who had the plums.

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Roasted tomatoes to freeze and have them ready for sauces later on.  A combination between Deb’s (from Smitten Kitchen) recipe and  SouleMama Amanda’s photoDSC_0136 copy DSC_0138 copy DSC_0140 copyI think it’s going to be good.

DSC_0013 copySome friends gave us some figs… not so much making of them, but tasting them! They were so good!

DSC_0001 copyThe applesauce cake (recipe here) that we all love was made when we had some friends over for dinner one night.  I think it was enjoyed by everyone.  I could make it every day if I could… it is so good.

DSC_0010 copyRhubarb (5 stalks) + Basil leaves (12-ish) + sugar (3/4 cups) + water (1 cup) = Rhubarb Basil Syrup (after cooking it for 20-ish minutes).  The base for so much goodness.   We’ve drank some and some is in the freezer.  We’ll see if it tastes as good in the winter.