It seems counterintuitive maybe, to some. But it's the therapeutic properties of fresh vegetables diced small and simmering in fresh tomato sauce that really unwind a mind. It's the soft dough and warm cinnamon scent that help muscles to ease. In the kitchen, that is my therapy.
The recipe I used for the pumpkin scones can be found here.
The recipe I used for the sauce is all in my mind but it included spinach, a zucchini, basil, roma tomatoes, thyme, red bell pepper, and ground beef.
I'm certainly not trying to hurry the process along but it is undeniable that Autumn has been in the air around here this past week. We have weeks of Summer left but, there are glimpses here and there of the impending change.
One such change is spider webs. It seems, just as fall descends, so do the orb weavers. I think their webs are beautiful, especially when decorated with dew. Just this morning I found two beautiful webs.
This one was in the garden. You can see my cucumber plants in the background and the sagging sunflowers in the foreground.
This one was over the back fence.
Blake is in full swing with football. This is his first year playing and he's on the senior team of our city's youth league. He loves football. I mean, the boy LOVES football. I'm glad we were able to give him this opportunity. His biggest struggle has been with shin splints, for which we've tried multiple treatments (ice, Epsom salts, TigerBalm, stretches and exercises, ibuprofen, coconut oil massage, rest). It's been a two week battle and he's still in pain. Any ideas?
I recently ran into a snail, out for his morning jog. He let me snap a couple pictures, midstride. Who knew a snail could be so photogenic?