in our kitchen

Bread... There are few things in life that give a calming sense of purpose like kneading bread, pregnant and sweating, in a hot kitchen with Fiona by my side. There is something so beautiful in that strong, repetitive motion. Perhaps it's muscle memory passed down from generations of women before me. Whatever it is, it's good. And the bread itself? It's good too.

Pesto... We have a ton of basil in our garden, so we've been eating a lot of pesto.

The problem with pesto is that it has pine nuts, which are delicious, but expensive. So, my clever husband substituted walnuts. It tastes awesome and is a bit more budget-friendly.

Egg Salad... on homemade bread with garden-grown lettuce!

Rosemary- and Garlic-Roasted Potatoes... made with rosemary from our garden using a recipe in Feeding the Whole Family.

And for dessert, Peanut Butter Cookies...

...and Green Tea and Lemonade Popsicles, a great alternative to super sugary store-bought ones.

I'm hoping to continue this run of trying new recipes and making more of our lunches and snacks homemade. Sheldon especially hopes I stick with this bread-making thing. I think I found (another) key to his heart. The man loves bread, even (especially) misshapen, homemade bread.