Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I do still cook ...

Here I am marinating some of my bi-color cherry tomatoes...
this is Shish-ka-bob

fresh brussel sprouts, banana peppers and sweet snack peppers from my garden

and some yummy mushrooms, just cause.

This is the meat...
Stew beef, marinated overnight and then

skewered with onion and bbq -ed.

This is what the basket was full of...

We cleaned it all up ...
me, hubby and Tall.

Seriously, the boys declined to eat it.
well, medium declined, small was napping.
oops. :)
there was pineapple too, but tall and I ate it all, quickly.
(so we didn't accidently send hubby into anaphalactic shock)
so, I really am still cooking, especially fresh things from my garden.
Just haven't had time to post.
Still unpacking. :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Some days they are just soooooo cute!

so small, so sweet.

Monday, August 2, 2010

That's WILD

12 jars of
Wild Plum Jam
Isn't it gorgeous!
so to recap:
If you take this:

and Pit them
by slicing off the skin and
the tiny
bit of fleshy pulp attached to said skin ...
and add sugar
and lots and lots of hard work
separating the pits and skins from
the tiny amount of pulp and juice you actually get ..

cooking it down, adding some sure-jel, canning it.

It is totally worth all effort expended!
The color is Captivating!
The flavor is Fabulous!
I will hoard it over the next year,
allowing the family
to eat it exclusively
on Homemade Biscuits!

and we won't make it next year.
Wild Plum that is...
simply because we
no longer own the property
that has the silly tree.
But it has been fun.
and educational and exciting for the children.
and me.

Next time,
we make Apricot or Peach
or something like that.