Make – Word of the Week

As I write this post, the kitchen is sweetly scented with tomatoes and garlic, slowly roasting in the oven. Bathed in a delicate blend of olive oil and herbs. Warm and comforting.

I cannot begin to tell you how hungry it is making me.

(Top tip: ripen green tomatoes using a kiwi fruit. Really seems to work. Three crates in and more to follow.)

It is the one teeny, tiny blip with preserving the summer. It smells too good. Good enough to eat. If I’m not cooking something, then I’m often researching possible new dishes to best deal with all the garden produce. Thinking about food. Imagining the combination of different flavours. Stomach growling in anticipation of the promised feast, thanks to the constant stream of food thoughts.ย  Sigh. It is truly the one time of year, I slightly pity food writers.

To escape the temptation, because it really is one, I have been distracting myself with fabric and yarn too. I made a windowsill cushion for Youngest. Also started altering a pinafore for Eldest. So few off the peg outfits fit her. This latest one, I’m having to take in and lengthen, which is the most bizarre combination of the lot. Basically she is too tall and small for it.

I’ve also started my gift making. I knitted something this week and then frogged it. Unravelled, in other words. From knitted object back to ball of yarn again. It was too small, which is puzzling as I’ve followed the pattern a good number of times. Not one to give up, I’ve started again.

I’ve got the autumn decorations out, ready for the children to help me put them up, after they’ve done their homework today. Love seeing the seasonal boxes coming out. This one is full of knitted pumpkins and felted toadstools. All homemade. We had the first fire in the wood burner, last night. I can see the real pumpkin leaves, in the kitchen garden, beginning to wilt with the colder nights. It is definitely feeling like autumn this week. It won’t be long till I get the 5 homegrown pumpkins in, that I’ve found so far.

Right. Can’t put it off. Venturing back into the kitchen to get the latest batch of tomatoes out of the oven. Wish my waist line luck.

Joining in with Anne’s Word of the Week linky. I’m going to choose “make” as it seems to be pretty much my week.

Word of the Week linky

9 thoughts on “Make – Word of the Week

  • Friday 4 October, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    At least home grown produce is good for you ๐Ÿ˜€ I hate frogging things, but sometimes needs must and it drives me nuts. I read your post on the windowsill cushion, it really is lush, I’m so jealous, not only of the cushion but the window nook too.

    • Saturday 5 October, 2019 at 9:44 am

      All the window sills are like that, except two internal ones. I’m hoping to add a few more cushions. Yes. You are right about the home produce, although it’s what I cook with it that adds the inches. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Friday 4 October, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Ohh yum! The smell in your kitchen sounds amazing! Great tip about ripening green tomatoes! I will have to give that a try.
    It sounds like you have been busy. The Autumn decorations are so cute x

    • Saturday 5 October, 2019 at 9:46 am

      Impressed with the kiwi fruit trick. I keep on buying more for the tomatoes as the kiwis keep on disappearing. I suspect the children think it’s my new way of storing kiwis! ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Monday 7 October, 2019 at 9:36 am

    A lovely week of making things. Just your description of your tomatoes roasting makes me feel hungry! I never knew you could ripen tomatoes with the help of a kiwi fruit – that’s useful to know. Love your autumn decoration box – how lovely to have such pretty home-made things to decorate the house with. Autumn is well and truly here now. #WotW

    • Tuesday 8 October, 2019 at 8:09 am

      The kiwis are working. Definitely worth a try if you have green tomatoes and want them to go red.

  • Wednesday 9 October, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    I adore everything about this post! The home growing and cooking, the handmade crafts and the talk of decorations. I dream of having a veggie patch in the back garden and if I’m lucky enough to have children I will absolutely encourage them to go wild with decor every season. Your words made me feel very cosy. Thank you!

    • Friday 11 October, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      I have a feeling you’d love my kitchen

  • Sunday 13 October, 2019 at 10:06 am

    What a lovely and homely post. The kiwi is a fab tip and one I haven’t heard of until now.
    And I love your autumn decorations, they are adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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