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Friday, October 16, 2009

Fruity, Just Fruity

I've been knee-deep in fruit since our trip to the orchard, but I did want to show you these little gals. Sun-dried roma tomatoes from the garden for wintertime salads. I'd never grown them before, and I have to say they're much tastier dried than fresh. More fruits of labor with the apples from the orchard, fried apple pies. Btw, it's Kyle Carver Orchard in Cosby, Tenn. You can google for more info if you'd like to go there when you're in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. They have a very nice restaurant on the premises, and if you sit by a window you'll enjoy a bird's-eye-view of the orchard. I use a slightly stiff biscuit dough for the crusts, and talk about flaky...why, even Loretta Lynn would have been proud. ;) I'd offer you one, but they're all gone now. Sorry, maybe next time.
I don't recall ever havin' played with blocks as a child. I'd much rather have been makin' soap, but stackin' is good. Plain, homemade soap for the Goodman.I've been knitting, but nothing to show, yet. And don't fall out of your chair over this, but I seem to have been bitten by the quilting bug. Egads. We'll see how that works out.
Take care until next week, Y'all.


  1. quilting? it's only natural if your
    into home, hearth, and thrift!
    a stitch is a stitch (yarn or thread)
    I want to see some quilt posts here!

  2. Dried tomatoes for salad? I cook them in a stew with potaoes and salt cod that is traditional here in my area.

    You are always a step ahead of me, aren't you? But I dare not trying quilting, the only thing I am good with thread and needle is cross-stitch!

    Take care. :-)

  3. Now, that's what I should have done with some of mine. I had a Roma-type heirloom this year. Still have a few green ones left on the vine, actually.

  4. You are so talented! Sun dried tomatoes, fried apple pie, handmade soap and now quilting. I can't wait to see your next projects.

  5. Yum, Yum, everything looks so good. I have never tried sun dried tomatoes before, guess I will have to give them a try. Have a nice weekend.

  6. Thanks for your prayers Tea! I've been a wreck all day. I wanted to go to her ,but I've go a bug of some kind and didn't want to mix mine with theirs.

  7. Did you make the soap and dry the tomatoes? Looks like you've been productive. I'd love the pies, apple pie is my favorite!

  8. I stumbled upon your blog while looking for crochet doily patterns and I'm so glad I did! We have a lot in common! I'd be happy if you'd stop by my blog and visit sometime! Hope you don't mind me adding you to my blog list.

    I love fall as well and just finished stringing some cayenne peppers. We usually freeze them, but wanted to try some this way.

    Your fried apple pies look yummy. I need to make some! That would sure make hubby happy!! :)

  9. You had me at fried apple pie! Looks delicious. :)

  10. This is one yummy post!:o) I know that fried apple pie was delicious and would have loved to just have a little bite.:o) Sun dried tomatoes, so wonderful! Enjoy a most beautiful week my friend.:o)

    By the way, I have been pretty busy in the studio as of late but cannot wait to pick up my needles again. Oh the soothing comfort of knitting.:o)



  11. Where is the fried pie tutorial?
    Where is the sun-dried tomato tutorial? This blog makes me hungry!


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