I love sun-dried tomatoes. I love their salty tart flavor and the umph! they give to salads, pastas, homemade pizza and even sandwiches. I was trying to think of ways to use the end of the season’s tomato harvest, and thought I’d try to make my own. Oh, tomatoes, how you will be missed. First, I picked them off the vines.Then I took their picture.With the cat.Then, I cut them in half and in thirds, and placed them on a baking sheet on some waxed paper.I preheated the oven to 170. In the meantime, some garlic was chopped and mixed with olive oil and herbs you like. That deliciously aromatic mixture was drizzled over the tomatoes before I put them in the oven.They baked ever so slowly — for 4 to 5 hours. And the house made me crave Italian food.They cooled completely before I put them in a cowboy wine glass (I couldn’t find a normal Mason jar) and filled it to the top with olive oil. These puppies will stay good for about a month, or until you eat them up.
WELCOME!I’m Lauren — a gentle wanderlust who lives in a little valley nestled between Sacramento and San Francisco. I embrace life’s littlest and most poignant moments, and share them here.
FOLLOW @theurbanhippie ON INSTAGRAM!Petals in the pool. 🌸🌸🌸Finally spent some time giving my plant babies much-needed TLC. Bloom, my pretties. #succulents #aprillove2018Love is being willing to look like a clumsy goofball for the friend and coworker who wanted to spend her final day’s celebration by floundering around trampolines! We all know you’re an Olympic gymnast @auntiesarah97! We’ll keep trying @janelle_meyers! Scroll for our video in which I just basically fall a lot. #skyzone #trampoline #CoworkersWhoJumpTogether... #IUsedToBeCool #IHaveBlueMatFear #HelpThis sweet face. She was the perfect patient today during her a very long and complicated surgery to remove a 3-pound fatty tumor that was mingled with layers of muscle. Though she’s my old lady teenager, the docs say her labs look like that of a puppy. Thankful for this sweetness. #My13YearOld #WellBeInTheDogBedIfYouNeedUs #dogchild #aussiechow #coneheadAlways fun with these girls. Happy birthday to my lil adventuring friend, Andrea! I hope it’s a year filled with boundless ski slopes, hiking trails, tent dreams, hot tub soaks, wine & cheese savoring and paddleboard naps. #happybirthdaySWIPE for some pretty greenery 🌵😍>.>.> Spent the afternoon in the sun roaming one of my favorite nurseries and pretending summer is with us. They have a great greenhouse restaurant, but make sure you get there before 3. #highhands #nursery #succulents #plantsGetting in my weekday steps, vitamin D and color fix. #afternoonwalk #theothercoffeebreakThat time when you’re ranting to God about life’s crazy, and how all you want is to get away and feel some ocean air and your friend texts to say the car’s leaving in 20 minutes. #AnsweredPrayer #APrettyClearConnection #SoThankful #BodegaBay #PacificPrescription #Blessed #RoadtripAnd then there was wheat bread - like six loaves of it! So thankful for friends who teach me how to turn wheat berries into flour and then into bread. #baking #breadbaking #wheatbread
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