My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Back Porch Update

Another day with no recipe from me. It's 2:30 in the morning and I'm awake. Have you ever been too tired to sleep? I know this winter I will be very grateful. But not so much now. For the past two days I have canned or frozen corn, tomatoes in various forms, squash, zucchini, peppers and blackberries. Did I mention 11 hours each day? I know I'm whining, but that's what happens when I'm tired.

Last night as I was finishing my last batch of tomato sauce, no other vegetables in sight, here comes my wonderful nephew with more tomatoes, squash, zucchini, etc from his friend Tom. Ugh!

As we speak I have two pans of oven roasted tomatoes in the oven. They should be ready when I wake up. I actually have visions of going back to bed and sleeping.

If you don't hear from me for a few days come and check to be sure I'm not buried under a bushel of corn.


  1. hahaha..i know the feeling my friend! i feel so liberated this year with no garden and maybe treat the aninmals with some fresh pri cut the dang peach tree down! maybe treat the animals with some fresh produce!

  2. Oven roasted tomatoes? Have you ever told me about that? If so, it was in your dreams because I might need to you to repeat it while you'll awake...:)JP

  3. oh my gosh you are busy,, its a busy time isn't it,, everything comes ready at once,,have a good sleep sometime today!!

  4. All of your labor will be appreciated later....but it is a lot of work!

  5. I feel your pain. I refused to do any canning today. The tomatoes are calling my name and I wonder just how many I can eat today - will it be enough to not can them? Ha!

    I would LOVE to know what you do with your oven roasted tomatoes, though! (hint hint)

  6. I hope you are able to get some rest soon!


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