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07:53 pm: Cake or death!
I had a reasonably productive weekend, beginning on Friday, when I picked up a couple extra hours of overtime. Just a little more to add to the gaming budget.

On Saturday I attended a large gaming meetup at the Palo Alto library. I couldn't stay too long, since it takes me nearly two hours each way by bus to travel there, but I did get to try out a new game (Tinners' Trail, by the designer of Discworld: Ankh-Morpork). On the way back, since I had a long wait for my transfer in Redwood City, I stopped at the library and checked out a few books to keep myself occupied. Of course, after returning home, I proceeded to stay up far too late at night reading.

When I dragged myself out of bed in the morning, all I wanted to do was keep reading. However, much as I hate to admit it, books will wait, while ripe fruit will not. I spent most of the day working out in the garden, harvesting another three quarts of cherry tomatoes and three pints of figs, plus a few early apples, more beans, and my first main crop tomatoes. The evening was devoted to chopping and roasting the cherry tomatoes and shelling the beans.

I think at this point it's fair to say that four Snow White plants are WAY too many for one person. It's scary how much those things produce. Anyone who visits me this winter had better be prepared to eat tomato soup.

Now I just have to figure out what I want to make with the figs. My top choice at the moment is fig spice cake. The rest will probably end up either in ice cream or jam.


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Date:September 10th, 2014 12:56 am (UTC)
Ooh, fig spice cake sounds amazing. Now I'm googling recipes and wondering if I can find fig preserves around here.
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Date:September 16th, 2014 12:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the wonderful bounty! I hope I get to taste the tomato soup made from roasted Snow White cherry tomatoes. That sounds marvelous!
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Date:September 16th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
I hope I get to taste the tomato soup made from roasted Snow White cherry tomatoes.

I would be more than happy to make some for you.
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