Thursday, July 29, 2021

Did you say Green Beans?

Our Grandson William must have heard about the green beans in the Yesteryear Acres Garden! 
Someone has a new tooth!
Can't wait to share all our garden goodness with him!
Did you say Green Beans?

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Fresh Picked Sandwich

 Tonight's menu called for a fresh picked sandwich!
First up time for a little picking in the green bean patch
Okay, Okay ... A LOT of picking in the green bean patch!
2 Slices of Sourdough Garlic Toast, Quick Blanched Tiny Green Beans, Cherry Tomato Slices and a Hungarian Hot Paprika Garlic Aioli
The Perfect Fresh Picked Sandwich!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tongue Out Tuesday

Is there anything better than a great big puppy kiss? 
We don't think so!!!!
Isn't that what "Tongue Out Tuesday" is all about?!!!
For Sure!
Sharing happiness is what we do best!
Happy Tuesday!!!!!

Monday, July 26, 2021

Green Bean Dinner- Doodle Approved of Course!

 With all the green beans coming out of the Yesteryear Acres garden, I decided to look up some new vegetarian recipes that feature green beans as the star. I stumbled across a Greek dish called Fasolakia on Pinterest and got right to work!

First on the list, fresh picked green beans... Check!

But they needed to pass quality control before I prepared them for dinner
"This one seems good!"
SLUUURP "This one is good too!"
"Hmmm, want me to taste test the rest for you?"
"I feel like this is an excellent selection. Snipped to PAWfection"
Now that my green beans have passed the PAWlice... I added them to my tomato and potato base

Topped with lots of yummy herbs like parsley and dill. I let the green beans sit on top of the mixture for 15 minutes with the lid on.
After the initial 15 minutes, I stirred everything together and let it all braise for about 35-40 minutes covered in the pot. 
Once everything was nice and tender, I served the Fasolakia and topped our bowls with fresh mozzarella cheese (the recipe called for Feta, but we were unfortunately out of that cheese) 

And MMMMMMMM! It was super delicious!! Thank goodness there will be more green beans to pick soon!!

I can't wait to see what recipe I find next!



Sunday, July 25, 2021

Y Acres Studio Totes and Bags

 The Y Acres Studio received a huge order for bags and totes. 
We have been diligently working in the Studio and finally finished our big bag order.
The beginning - a little sewing
and a little pressing
Okay...... A LOT of sewing
Ta Da!!!!
Working with color is my favorite!
Working on new small totes
Love the finished bags!
Perfect for quick trips to the store
Colorful inside pockets
Order Complete!
Happy Y Acres Studio Sunday

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Helping Caturday

 If you know anything about cats - you know they love quilts and bags.  Imagine taking pictures of quilted bags without their help.  Impossible!!!!
Let me help you
I believe this binding is the PURRfect choice
Does this strap make my eyes look blue
Let me check the volume capacity 
You wanted a picture of me right?
No - she was trying to take a picture of me!
You are welcome for all our assistance 
Happy Helping Caturday!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Veggie Fri-YAY

This vegetarian gal is JUMPING for joy this Fri-YAY!!! The Yesteryear Acres Garden is THRIVING and we got to pick some scrumptious fresh veggies!!! WOHOOO!! Thankfully I had some helpers to get things harvested  :) 
Come on Agnes! Let's explore the garden!
We have a lot of beautifully big broccoli
Its larger than my hand!
My basket apron is full of green goodness!!!
Guess I wore the right shirt today!! An herbivore's dream come true! 
The cabbage is starting to form perfect heads! I can taste the cabbage steaks already :) :) 
A sleepy cauliflower that can't wait to get eaten later this week
Once these ripen, it will be time for roasted tomato basil soup and Summer tomato sandwiches!! 
Mr. Yesteryear Acres' pepper patch is especially prolific this year
These look perfect for homemade pizza toppings!
Our first yellow cherry tomatoes
There is a realllly good chance these didn't make it back to the house... I don't know what happened! They jumped into my mouth, I SWEAR!
Baby Brussels sprouts!! Keep growing little cuties!
Just a few more weeks and we will be up to our EARS in sweet corn!
Then it will be time for fresh salsa verde with lots of tomatillos 
Agnes! You are such a good helper! Would you like to try a fresh picked green bean?
"Mmmm I didn't know I liked green beans!!"
We do too! We have lots to pick!
Thankfully I have another human to help me pick :) 
What a GREAT day to be a vegetarian!
My little veggie heart is so very full! - And so is my stomach!
Happy Veggie Fri-YAY!