I woke up to an almost empty coffee pot and then realized I missed her getting on the bus. I feel terrible. Oye. Oh so terrible. At least Hubby already had coffee made, and I already had breakfast made. That should have helped ease her morning.
Yesterday, my day started with chopping up and coring 10-11 pounds of tomatoes. Our tomato year is poor this year. they are much smaller and we have very little compared to last year.
Even so, I canned this season's first batch of homemade ketchup. The house smelled wonderful. It's an all day job when you reduce anything tomato, so I had some handiwork on hand to babysit the simmering pot.
It's a good apron day when you have to wash it right after you are done in the kitchen. I had tomato splatters from pouring it into the sauce maker.
While tomatoes simmered for ketchup, I sliced up a bowl of grape tomatoes and pear heirloom tomatoes. I mixed in some chickpeas, fresh herb garden parsley, garlic, lemon juice and feta (I didn't have lime juice), and wa-la! I added some cooked and cooled quinoa and some crumbled feta cheese. Yum! I delicious cold salad for any time of the day. I think it could use a bit of cumin the next time I make it. Yum. My picky vegetarian loved it.