This time of year I am as busy in the kitchen as I am the studio. The bounty of the summer garden becomes a harvest that needs to be processed, packaged, and stored so that it can continue to nurture us through the long winter months here in New England. Tomatoes are simmered into sauce, cucumbers are pickled, and fruits of all kind are frozen. The bounty of goodies requires that I spend quite a bit of time chopping and slicing, but the rewards are many. Not only will we have a taste of summer available to us in the dead of winter, but I’m finding I’m inspired by the colors around me in the kitchen. The rich reds of the tomatoes and coral lusciousness of the peaches: suddenly I know what to do with the brightly toned stash of cashmere sweaters that I wasn’t quite sure how I’d repurpose yet. A creative appetite has been satiated, as well now, as I envision a neighborhood of little playful houses growing on my studio shelves.
My Little House Cashmere Pillows have been a delightfully fun community to build. Each seems to have its own personality, and all have a secret. The front door to each one is a pocket! Use it as a tooth pillow or tuck away messages or a favorite charm. Perhaps a small little snack for later so that the house that was inspired by my kitchen work can repay its creation with afternoon fortifications.
Easy Frozen Peaches:
the juice of 1 lemon
1/8 cup of sugar
Combine the sugar and the lemon juice in a large mixing bowl.
Slice each peach into eighths.
Toss in the lemon and sugar mixture in two or three batches.
Lay the slices out in a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen, bag or pack them in containers of your choosing for storage.
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