Better get this post in before the snow falls:)
The day before yesterday every leaf had been blown..tarped and carried away..
We had green grass..Yesterday it rained all day..the first photo is how it looks this morning..
I enjoy putting up preserves for the long winter months..
Summer and Fall are ephemeral..To be able to put something in the fridge , freezer , cold room or pantry is a treat~
I made Chases' Dill Pickles again.They are our very favorite..You can find the recipe at the link..I found Chase and her pickles on Gardenweb..the Cooking forum.
Ever since she spoke of these I have made them..
I even read a book..I forget the name..by an author..and her pickles were in the book.
Too much controversy for me to put the recipe here.
Go see..and if you wish to make them do.
I have never been concerned about eating them..but apparently some of the proportions could be different..
We are happy with these:)
We also BBQ'd roasted our bushel of peppers like we do every year..I like doing that with Jacques..on the back deck..this year we made them late in the afternoon ..almost 5..so we had a nice glass of wine while they were roasting..So easy to do on a BBQ
We wash them.. split them..remove the seeds..and char almost..place in a closed paper bag for a while..then peel off the skin..they go in a big bowl that has quality extra virgin olive oil..garlic and a LOT of basil..they kind of marinate in that delicious bath..until we bag in ind Baggies and freeze.
Nothing like the brined roasted peppers.Flavor PLUS.
On pizzas..in sauces..soups .So good.
I made Val's adorable pickled cherry tomatoes..they are so easy..and cute..just one jar to see..I will be making more:)
Go see and try them:)
After a couple of weeks in the fridge ..they just pop open with a burst of flavor in your mouth~
At the garlic farm I went to..they had sold out of their pickled garlic/lavender garlic scapes.
I found garlic scapes au marché and made a jar..
I based myself on this recipe..but added some garlic..the buds ..nasturtium.. mustard seeds..etc..
Nice to serve with baguette and cheese etc..though a tad crunchy/toughy..but good!
I have a feeling I will make again..but will blanch to soften first..
The rest I chopped up fine and froze in baggies to add to sauces as the man at the market says he does.
The weather has been inclement here..from sun to dark foreboding clouds and gusts of wind with rain..
Too hot and humid and then sun..the pouring rain..
No frost yet though..so the dahlias are like loners in the garden..
My beds are near done..
My neighbor will get my hanging ferns..a friend of Caroline's..The girl with a most beautiful smile~
I have no room for hanging plants and I cannot just compost them.They need a home..
This is really what it looks like around here right now..
A neighbor's driveway entrance..Lucas has started riding his two wheeler up and around with Adrian who lives there and Ava and Lauren..Be still my worried ♥..
So many homes are so cutely decorated..:)
We will be blowing leaves..