Any more tomatoes produced by our plants will be turned into plain old diced tomatoes. There is one more day of canning ahead of me before our vacation when I make some plum chutney tomorrow.
Today I took the day off from the kitchen and headed off to the Swan Island Dahlia Festival in Canby, Oregon. I took pictures of every blooming thing because everything was blooming. There were flowers as far as the eye could see.
There are a lot of these. I'm only showing a portion of them today. The rest will be posted tomorrow. The place was crawling with bees as you might imagine, and the festival was as spectacular as I remembered. Dahlias are the most incredible flower. It's hard not to take a picture of every single one. I'll just keep my mouth shut while you look.
It took about an hour to walk through the fields. Afterward, I headed to the quilt shop where I dropped off my quilts for the Northwest Quilting Expo next month. And then I came home.
I'd like to say I took a nap, but I didn't. There was a new chili recipe to try and lots of vegetables to roast. Also, I baked another plum torte. Don't say I didn't warn you. This time I both buttered and floured the pan. Hopefully it will come loose without breaking apart.
And, phew, I am one tired pup. I'm hoping to get back into the sewing room tomorrow, but the chutney comes first. There will be more flower pictures for you tomorrow.