Friday, June 18, 2010
The Fruits of My Labors
That bag of red peppers is my ONLY harvest of peppers this year.
We are putting the garden to bed in a few weeks.
The green beans are slowing down cuz the plants are turning into crispy critters.
And I collect a handful of pear tomatoes every other day or so-just enough to put in some salads.
I harvested a couple of huge cucumbers the other day.
But I'm not sure how happy they are going to be with the heat and all.
But I'm in a frenzy of food preservation right now.
The sweet corn season is here.
I put up 10 ziplock bags yesterday and I'm off in a few to go pick up some more.
I figured I paid 1.47 per bag for pesticide free, fresh off the cob corn.
I did enough last year to last us a year.
So that's the goal.
My green bean harvest yielded 16 bags of fresh frozen green beans for my storage.
And those red peppers are awaiting my blender.
Because I found a new recipe for jalapeno jelly I'm going to try.
Cuz the jalapeno pepper plant is going bu-bye too in a few.
And the basil needs to be turned into pesto.
So it's time to get crack-a-lackin'
P.S. The raspberry/zucchini jam is kinda tasty!