I have been cooking today. Tomorrow we head back to Whidbey Island for the big Phosie-Gertie Picnic!
I'll tell you more about those ancestral sisters in a later blog, but they are the great grandmothers who link the family members who will be gathering at the family compound tomorrow. Besides the cabin I have shown previously on my blog, the next door "rustic" cabin is owned by cousins. Tomorrow, three generations of Fosters, Fullers and Reeders will gather there to celebrate each other.
Many are already there, and cooking will be going on in both kitchens. Others, like me will cook at home and bring their offerings to the picnic spread.
There will be games, visiting, hugs, photos, awards, and lots of laughing and eating.
Today's pickings from our garden. The beans, zucchini and cucumbers were shared with neighbors. The herbs went into the potato salad.
We had just enough Gravenstein apples from our little espaliered tree for one mile high apple pie. For the chocolate lovers, like me, there are fudge brownies.
We will be staying on at the cabin into most of next week. We love the beach after all the summer folk have gone back to school and work. What a luxury our retirement is, and we feel blessed and grateful for our good fortune, as well as the gift of family.
Wishing you all a happy Labor Day weekend, with fun, food and love of family.
PS - As a follow up to my Bayview Market/Community Yard Sale post: some of you asked me what I bought. The answer is brownies, flowers, and this little treasure, a "find" that I will add to my extensive Pottery collection. At $4, it was one of the priciest items on the tables, but no where near its commercial value as a collectible. Some day I'll share our "collecting".