Still had more beans, because now our little backyard patch began producing. I wanted to make some dill pickles, but after buying a few cukes, I thought I should just use what I already have and make dilly beans. I had never pickled green beans before and I found it pretty annoying to try to stuff jars with wavy beans. Photos of dilly beans always show slender, straight beans.
I had planted just a few herbs this year, and was pleased to match up my heads of dill with some cukes to make dill pickles. They make such an attractive jar, I think!
I also made some batches of pizza sauce to use up the overflow of tomatoes from their garden, plus a few seconds that I picked up at market. I use this pizza sauce wherever spaghetti sauce is called for. It has wonderful flavor and is quite easy.
The side of our house functions like a messy garage sometimes. It's more cleaned up (temporarily, until the next project). We were finishing some things in the third-floor apartment before new tenants moved in. I seized the camera and we took a quick family photo, probably the first with Phoebe.