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Fall S4L Book Club Reminder


Hi, Everyone. I’m popping in to remind you of the fall lineup for the S4L Book Club:

In September, our bilingual Harriet is leading discussion on two Norwegian picture books: Garmann’s Summer and Garmann’s Street. These books are in English, so Harriet takes the whole foreign-language burden on herself, unless we have others tuning in for whom English is a second, third, or seventh language.

In October, Shelly will lead discussion on Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury.

Who’s up for choosing a book and leading discussion in November?

If you’re wondering what I’m up to, I’m up to my eyeballs in fruits and veggies! This morning it was chard, broccoli, and snow peas. This afternoon it will be blueberries and strawberries. Yesterday, I pickled beets for the first time ever, and tomorrow, I think I’m going to tackle my giant cabbage–not giant as in 100-pound State Fair giant, but two or three times the size of what we commonly see in grocery stores.

Giant cabbageIt’s so satisfying to see daily changes in the freezer and pantry.

I have Stitching for Literacy news from Rose and the Redwood Stitchers, Becca, Super Mo, Mare, and Gayle along with many thoughts and wishes for the upcoming school year. I’ll share it all when I see you back here in September.

Enjoy the rest of summer!

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  1. Whoa, Jen! That is some cabbage! Are you going to make saurkraut? What do you plan to do with so much cabbage? How many blueberries do you have this year? (Drooling with envy.)

  2. I’ve just started on the blueberries. Two gallons and counting. I’m more crunched for time than usual this year, though, so we’ll see.

    As for the cabbage…sauerkraut? Bleh! Mike would like that, though. In truth, I’m not much of a cabbage fan, but how can I live in AK and not grow cabbage?

    I like it in solyanka (a mashed potato/cabbage casserole), stir fries, and in Mike’s medley of greens and spices. We just saute/steam/blanch it and freeze it.

  3. Hurra! Finally you published your Cucumber News for this summer vegetable season 😉 It is all about telling us how dirty your fingers becoms and how much cooking and freezing and berry picking you have to do. It is great news and very inspiering.
    Are you total vegetarians? or do you eat fish or meat as well? In Norway we have a recepie for a traditioanl meal in cold autum evenings: Fårikål = lamb in cabbage. It is quick and easy and very popular (among farmers, thihi, and the ones that dream of grandmothers meals when sentimental) I can try to translate and send to you to try if you eat lamb that is…And I am lookin forward to read your next Cucumber News !
    Best regards