Thursday, August 28, 2014


Recently, I latched onto this little nine-inch chopping block.  
Actually, it has been stored in our garage for a few years, but originally it was in my mother-in-law's kitchen.  I remember her chopping anything and everything on it preparing for many meals.  (She never heard of bacteria-contaminated cutting boards!  She is now 100 years old and her children are 75, 78, and 81 -- guess it didn't hurt.)  Her father, Grandpa Bloyd, had made the board from salvaged walnut and apple wood.

Now, it has a future in our kitchen.

It elevates anything ordinary ---
Serves as a frame for a garden bouquet ---
Or, simply,  is a reminder of family history.

For now, I must go roast those tomatoes to put in the freezer for use in winter soups.  I always think the tomatoes will never ripen on the vine; then I wonder what I'm going to do with all of them!!

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Jann Olson said...

Love the cutting block Sally. Such a wonderful piece to use in so many ways and what a sweet reminder of your mil! My tomatoes have been pitiful this year. Just getting enough to eat. Last year I made two batches of chili sauce and had oodles. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

SmilingSally said...

Morning Sally,

I know what you mean about growing tomatoes; my father put in tomato plants every year, and we always had TONS! Mama put 'em up by canning them. I remember in the cold winter (I grew up in MD) we had mashed potatoes with warmed canned tomatoes for lunch. Yum.

Thanks for your nice wishes and for sharing your blues.

Have a Happy Blue Monday!

Audrey said...

Love your blue crock mixing bowls and those tomatoes look delicious.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

NC Sue said...

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Alison Agnew said...

I love old chopping boards. And what a fun reminder of the past every time you use it! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!