We have a lovely pile of produce waiting for me to attend to it. It must have inspired DS19 while I was at the dentist because when we returned home he had a pot of homemade tomato sauce started on the stove. After his lunch there was still quite a bit in the pan so I decided to transfer it to some canning jars and pressure can it. I also had leftover chicken broth in the outside refrigerator so it might as well have joined the tomato sauce.
While the canner was chugging away, I decided to start a batch of Kimchi with some Nappa cabbage and bokchoy that were getting a little older, adding some tops from purple onions and a carrot. I also roasted the tomatillos from the CSA delivery along with the purple onions and some garlic. Tomorrow they will combine with cilantro, fresh garlic and a jalapeño for a RoastTomatillo Salsa.
Once that was all taken care of I noticed some corn I had left out overnight and a last bag of string beans from the CSA. The corn was taken off the cob and popped into two jars with a little salt and hot water. The string beans received the same hot water treatment but they were processed separately because they require different timings.
Lastly, the bones leftover from supper have been neatly tucked into the instant pot with leftover carrots and some shabby looking green onions. An hour pressure cooking followed by an overnight slow cook should yeild some lovely
We ventured to Cannon Beach today for a quick family outing. The weather was lovely (65 degrees on the coast, 91 in the city), the drive was pretty and it gave me a chance to walk for a while to test out how the knee is healing.
We perused the shops and had a relaxing cup of chai at Insomnia Coffee. We finished the day with a great bowl of clam chowder at the Driftwood for lunch after a fantastic walk on the soft sand and surf.
Strangely, I kept seeing Corgi’s. I know it’s normal to see lots of dogs at the beach, but I had seen seven Corgi’s before lunch, 2 were on the patio of the restaurant when we arrived and five more came in after they finished. When I finally mentioned to one of the Corgi owners that my son is a big fan of the breed, she said that they were in town a day early for the 2018 Oregon Corgi Beach Day – Benefiting the Oregon Humane Society. From costume contests to Corgi races, there were over 600 Corgis there is 2017 and they were expecting over a thousand this year.