Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Late August, and a Roasted Tomato Recipe...

I'm a winter knitter or at least a wait-til-fall knitter. Somehow in the summertime I never have any urge whatsoever to push needles through yarn. Warning: this is a bloggy-post blog-post, so please excuse me... 
I am noticing something is changing in the air—an autumn presence— you can smell it and feel it. It's one of those sort of days with wind in the trees, leaves rustling, clouds collecting high in the still-blue sky. I'm so excited, summer’s been way too warm. Even in the northwest I feel like I'm continually fighting summers. Yesterday I took the kids to the park... These kind of outings remind me of when the kids were little, when we were always altogether, always at the parks, and I was always making something on a blanket on the grass... Over the years my projects have become so much bigger; house restoration, food-truck start up, books... I feel nostalgia for the simple hat, a little doll and the oh so many attempts to make socks; they never came out as I wanted them to. I guess I'm just not a sock maker. I always marvel at all the people who knit these beautiful socks in beautiful colors with beautiful stripes. For me, somehow, I just never got the knack. It's probably impatience on my part, I hate patterns! I can't pause my mind long enough to want to read the small print with such specific guidelines...
  But summer is not done. Proof is in the tomatoes and zucchini still so abundant...

Hope everyone is having a wonderful end to August!
                                                                                                                  ~ Marica

Roasted Tomato Recipe

In a glass baking dish pour a splash of olive oil and then fill with sliced tomatoes, garlic and zucchini. Splash with more olive oil and then sprinkle with salt, black pepper and smoked paprika.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.


  1. Roasted tomatoes are so delicious so sweet so easy & inviting, yum!
    Just today I was thinking of the next pair of socks to knit. During the summer I've taken to turning on the AC in order to knit. It's not the greatest way to knit, but it's one way.
    I'm holding out hope that the weather people are on the money this time and that there will be a nice couple of days of rain. I so want it to happen. OR just isn't the same nor is it right not to have a few rainy days in summer. My poor plants are looking sad, forget about the lawn. My sweet little pup-dogs roll in the grass is heartbreaking.
    Here's to a nice moist weekend, without AC and a new pair of socks on the needles. Cheers!

    1. Sounds lovely! And hopefully a wet week to come!