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Somewhat ethnically confused …

chicken soup – besides chicken (I had to settle for a fryer, as stewing hens are hard to come by unless we make it to Soulard Market up in St. Louis), it’s got shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rice wine, onions, carrots … and Farfalle Piccolini (mini-bowtie) pasta plus some generic white wine, (because the bottle of rice wine ran dry – must get more for stir-fry sauces). It’s quite tasty, and again, enough for us, the freezer and some to share.

I’ve started another pair of socks with the Meilenweit Multieffekt yarn from my trip – one of the self-patterning ones. It’s going quickly because I just have to see what the color is going to do next. It’s intended as a gift, so I’ll have to wait to share photos.

There are finally some tomatoes on the 2 plants I got put in – the cherry tomato has been setting quite a few, and there are some on the other plant, which are supposed to be yellow ones, but I do wonder if they’ll make it in time. Somehow ripening pokeberries suggest that fall may not be too far away!

1. Garlic chives, 2. Coreopsis, 3. Tomatoes, 4. Shelf fungus, 5. Thistle with crab spider, 6. Sunflower, 7. Pokeberries, 8. Marigolds, 9. Tick trefoil (sticktight)

1. Garlic chives, 2. Coreopsis, 3. Tomatoes, 4. Shelf fungus, 5. Thistle with crab spider, 6. Sunflower, 7. Pokeberries, 8. Marigolds, 9. Tick trefoil (sticktight)