Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Things I think about on our morning walk to the dog run:

1) How can I freeze that 5 pound bag of zucchini so I can have fresh (local) veggies this winter?

2) I wonder how many feet were added to the side of that building due to layers upon layers of repainting Crunch ads?

3) What if all this proselytizing about city living is all muck...could the fumes we breathe in be worse for us than all the good of walking everywhere and eating non-pesticide foods from local farmers?

4) How will I (or is there a remote possibility at all to) get an academic position in two years if I also choose to have a family and a life? (If anyone is reading this in blogland please leave comments HERE!!!)

5) Wow, that girl looks hungry, I should feed her. Wait, she is going to the gym? That doesn't seem safe.

6) I hope that truck doesn't, oops, it rear ended the Nantucket nectar guy...

7) What am I doing with my life again? Validation please, someone?

8) How does one freeze heirloom tomatoes without first making them into a sauce?

Did anyone else realize that these are all questions? Anyway, I shared and now all I need is some collective advice. Bueller, Bueller, Frye, Frye.....


david mcmahon said...

Gday CLCG,

You've asked all the questions that matter in life.

I'm going to add your site to my blogroll - if you have any objections, just let me know.

You can get fresh vegies in your winter if you move to Australia for a few months.


What other problems can I solve for you?



citylivingcountrygirl said...

Hi David!
Wouldn't that be nice...perhaps I could cook for my stay. Know anyone who needs an educational psychologist who bakes?
I'm flattered and honored to be added to your blogroll.
Thanks for reading!

Vera said...

have enjoyed reading your blog! about tomatoes..they don't freeze well, as you may already know. i'm not one for canning so i oven-dry when my garden crops ripens. great for snacking (chips) as well as adding to soup/stew/salad. quarter tom's (depending on size..keep as uniform as possible), toss w/evoo salt & pepper. we've used hotter peppers as well. i suggest a light hand as the heat will intensify cover shallow baking sheets/trays w/parchment. leave at least 1-2" between chunks of fruit. the oven temp should be approx 250..this will take several hours. (your house will smell WONDERFUL) place a wooden spoon in the door opening (allows moisture to escape). freeze flat in heavy mil bags removing as much air as possible. we like to keep a small jar available in the fridge for chip snacking. xxxxx

citylivingcountrygirl said...

Hey Vera!
Is this my cuz from sunny cali writing? I do hope so! Thanks for the tips on saving my most favorite fruit (or are they a vegetable)? In any case, I have taken to blanching and freezing about anything I can get my paws on. Poor Gary is stuck with my insanity at least until our freezer starts throwing stuff at us when we open it. Wouldn't it be nice if we live in, oh i don't know, sunny California, and could grow them year long?!?!?
Miss you and send big hugs and kisses,

Anonymous said...

yes, cuz vera here. thought of you this evening as i plucked the first of our orange tomato crop. wish you could see our plants..they are huge and stand taller than me. need you here to help me oven-dry!

Colleen said...

Okay, this great. I love your random thoughts!