I haven't posted in a long time. Sorry about that! The past two weeks have been heck! My mother developed a skin infection that takes daily care and then she fell last week. Thank God she didn't break anything. She ended up bruising her ribs and cutting up her hand pretty bad. We are very fortunate. It is just so sad to see such a strong woman slowly diminish before you.
To keep my sanity, I have been busy cooking and crafting when I can find the time. Fall sports has started and that spells craziness for our family. My oldest has decided after 8 years of soccer that he wanted to try football. Oh, it makes a mothers heart skip a beat. Fortunately, he is only playing flag football not tackle, so it is not so bad. My two younger boys are still playing soccer. That means we have practice with one or two sports every day of the week and games on Saturday and Sunday. I love fall, but I forget how crazy it is on the family.Since it is almost fall, even if the weather is in the 90's, I have pulled out my fall projects. I made this cute pumpkin necklace from some lampwork beads I purchased online a few years ago. Sorry, I can't remember the bead artist I got it from. I love the copper with the orange of the pumpkin. Very fun and very fall!
This tart was so good! it was fantastic, really, really fantastic! I found the recipe at Andrea's blog, Under a Blue Moon. You can click here for the recipe. Her tart came out prettier than mine, but I bet they both tasted great. It is so easy to make. I had gone to the farmers market that morning and purchased organic zucchini, yellow squash, red onions and sweet red peppers. I purchase a store bought pie crust and let it thaw then smushed it into a tart pan and baked. I then sprinkled a very generous amount of goat cheese over the cooled crust and layered with my vegetables. Top with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and bake until veggies are tender. Andrea also has an apple tart on her site. I will have to try that next. YUM!
On top of it all, Hubby's birthday was earlier this month. It was the big 5-0! We didn't do anything big, but enjoyed a nice weekend with family.
Life is always interesting!