“This Black bird tends to play with sharp pointy things.” ~ The Bloody Raven
I know I am obligated to participate. Honor calls me.
And a MOD so if you are going to follow my lead and enter this First LADIES of HIVE contest then you better get up to speed with the Original rules of this Contest Post.
My Choice: What was the last thing you used in the house?
I got an ideal where to start, but when to end was a vague point. So, under that presumption this post should be more on the Journey there than that the Destination.
I drive home from work in my Son’s 2001 Silver Honda to this…
I didn’t feel like shopping hence arriving home without a practical dinner solution. Taking a moment to look at my withering Victory garden I gained some satisfaction of having a reasonably successful growing season sharing the fresh produce with my fiend and Tenant. And shaving down some grocery expenses for the long term. I snapped out my Samsung 8A Smartphone to take a quick shot.
Using a pair of scissors, I picked a handful of green beans. My kids were not great fans of green beans as they will only have a few reluctant bites often mixing it with another dish as in a Stir fry. There is perhaps enough for two more meals left on the vines before saving the remaining larger mature pods for next Spring’s seed.
After picking the last these over the weekend I seated these green tomatoes in the sun to ripen on an old cookie sheet rather than let them fall to the ground and begin to rot. With the lack of a better place to leave them out in the sun I just simply placed them on the ground and pick up the whole sheet the moment I get the hint of rain. I recall @silversaver888’s recent Fried Green tomato article fresh in my mind.
The Spaghetti Squash seemed to grow well, I recall starting them off manually pollinating these using a little paint brush eight to ten weeks earlier and snipped them off with the Garden Snips last weekend. The squash sat on my kitchen counter for the week and now I am itching to taste one this afternoon. I’ll expect a slight Acidy taste to at least one of the two.
The shell was a bit hard to cut with my chef’s knife, so I donned my red Haori Kimono and powered up with “Shorty” my 30” Damascus 1040 Steel Japanese Wakizashi sword.
The Wakizashi is a short sword designed for confined spaces like indoor kitchens. Toughened medium carbon steel forge folded over two thousand layers, kitchen serviceable for light duty use like cracking an egg or walnut without any rattle. The handle is shorter than a typical Katana but still long enough that I can hold it with two hands. And makes short work of those stubbornly tough gourds.
After scooping out the seeds, that I kept for next spring, I brush the inside flesh with a little olive oil and rub in a bit of brown sugar. Bake on parchment for 30 minutes at 400 degrees F. Allow to cool for 20 minutes and serve!
The result is Delicious, with a delicate stringy texture and very little acidy taste too.
This was a first time for my kids and naturally they turned their noses at this bounty of fresh spaghetti squash. Well then, it’s more for me. I believe this will be great on the Hibachi grill next Summer's end.
The Last thing!
Then finally, the last thing I used was my Home Computer to upload this post! I know it is NOT very exciting but there you go.
I will be planning on picking up a Pizza 🍕 tomorrow, too busy to cook. Not very exciting stuff I'm afraid and so ends this little insight in what goes on in my home and perhaps earn a worthy mention by the judges of this inaugural contest for the Ladies of Hive.
May all be Loved, Blessed, Encouraged and Empowered. ❤️
Hey @misschance, why not come over to 'Ladies of Hive' and join in on the love, fun and benefit from the encouragement and support of our community. I tell you Not all us ladies here are as crazy as I am.
“Et lux in tenebris to serve laboro, sum sicarius” “I work in the shadows to serve the Light, I am an Assassin”