in which i distract you with food.

You know, so you don’t notice that I haven’t even picked up my knitting this week.

First up, zucchini brownies. The farmers at my CSA emailed a link to this recipe last week, and since I still had zucchini leftover after all kinds of zucchini casseroles and breads, I decided to give it a whirl. Super delicious, and the chocolate chips you sprinkle on top at the end make these extra rich and chocolatey, almost as if they’re frosted. Also, this recipe uses 2-3 cups of shredded zucchini, which is way more than most zucchini bread recipes call for.

And then, on the same night, no less, I made bread and butter pickles with a handful of gorgeous farm cucumbers. I followed Deb’s recipe (minus the celery seed because I didn’t have any), and now I have a jar full of pickles to snack from in the fridge. (Lucky for me, the boy is not really a pickle fan. More for me!)

As you can see from this photo, Boh is also trying to be productive. If only he’d read and take notes on my books.

I snapped this photo of one of my bookshelves this morning. I can’t wait to knit with all this handspun, but I think I had better make a bit more progress on my reading lists first. Happy Friday!

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10 thoughts on “in which i distract you with food.

  1. Yum!! I think the idea of a zucchini brownie is absolutely brilliant. Can you even taste the zucchini, or are you completely tricked by the chocolate? Happy Friday!!

  2. Brownies and pickles?! It’s a good thing I’m on my lunch break now, or you’d have gotten me very hungry. That pickle recipe looks pretty easy — might have to give it a try!

  3. Those brownies look delicious! I want to make them as soon as we have some zucchinis. Also, the idea of brownies and pickles in one blog post made me laugh – it is like a pregnant lady’s food craving in picture format!!!!!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Oooh, I’ve been eating pickles like it’s my job lately. Yum! And I say yes to zucchini brownies! It’s like eating vegetables … only not. Good luck conquering the lists.

  5. Well, I’m impressed! Can’t wait to see what you whip up with that yummy looking yarn. And then there’s poor Boh, having to do all the hard work for you :)

  6. i recently found your blog and i can’t decide what i love more… your beautiful yarns photos, your posts, or that wonderful dog! thank you for sharing!

  7. Oh man…bread and butter pickles. My mother used to make these. You are taking me a trip dow memory lane. I wish I had her recipe.

  8. Food is always a welcome distraction! I think we’ll be trying that brownie recipe SOON around here. Thanks for sharing. :)

  9. Wow, made those brownies yesterday with my 9 year old daughter, they were as good as yours looked. Thanks for the idea.

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