Well, the pan I used to cook the zucchini quiche is ruined! The finish came off when I scrubbed it (using a nonstick-safe sponge and nonabrasive cleanser of course). Very annoyed.
Had a marvelous dinner of salmon cakes, again from Practical Paleo. I'm cooking my way through the book. Although I was tempted by the pumpkin pancakes, I decided to go with the protein choice. Really delicious and I like that the main ingredient is canned salmon, as I can keep that on hand and it is a reasonable price. I've researched Wild Planet brand and am satisfied with their product on all levels. These salmon cakes would be great for any meal and a great pairing with a green salad. I did fry them in bacon grease instead of coconut oil because that is what was already in the pan.
When I was on my way home from Acadia I stopped in a kitchen gadget store - really dangerous place! I bought one of the fancy-dancy silicone spatulas in bright green. Have been using it nonstop! I can now throw away or give away a number of implements that I never use anyway. (Plastic spoon with one melted side is up for grabs - anyone want it?) I can get rid of my useful but scary two piece silicone implements that grow nasty black stuff in the connection no matter what I do.
I keep thinking about Acadia and how much fun it was to camp. I could turn into a really avid camper. Have been looking at tents and cots and sleeping bags. Maybe a little camp stove. Something to make coffee in the morning? Ex's tent was really comfortable, very roomy, I could stand up and there was plenty of room. Very easy to set up, I could do it myself.
Have spent some time reading over the kombucha materials that JudyCr posted here a few pages back. Now that I have been brewing it all makes a lot more sense as I have a better frame of reference. I'm thinking now that maybe I could make my own vinegar. I'm still not self-sufficient in kombucha - I ran out of the first batch very quickly and the second won't be ready for a couple more days. I bottled one of the batches with kiwi (sadly only three of those) and ginger. The other batch will get bottled tomorrow.