Today I strained and decanted my homemade vanilla extract that I started in April. I have a solid 24 ounces to see me through several months of various culinary preparations. I readied two packages of herbal medicinals for the Post and returned to the dispensary to blend a couple herbal-ish concoctions that will serve as gifts for a special birthday coming up in October.
I headed to the garden to pull up and trim back many sunflowers before harvesting beans and cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and basil, lettuce, braising greens and to work up a very fine sweat. I made some plain basil pesto for the freezer. While in the kitchen I paused to add the sugar to my black currant cordial so now it can sit quietly to mellow for several more months (or as long as I can stand it).
I even made time to journal.
That's what I made today.