It’s that time of year. The gardens are full and time has come to really start preparing for winter. Canning and freezing are moving up on the list of things to do.
This morning Eric took Milo with him to let out the birds. This gave me an extra 30 minutes of sleep. Around minute 25 I heard the blender start up. As I made my way out to the kitchen I was greeted with, “Nine quarts of stewed tomatoes and 5 quarts of salsa.”
“Really? At 5:30 in the morning? That is amazing!”
The tomatoes are beautiful this year. Not to be out done by the peppers, garlic, eggplant and the okra. I think the okra has been my favorite. Mix it with some corn meal, salt, pepper and fry it up. Yep. That’s it. The okra wins, hands down. I think Milo’s favorite has been the tomatoes. Every night when we come home he walks over to the green house, picks a few cherry tomatoes, gives them a good squish and sucks out the insides. After this he hands me the skin and goes running after Peanut. http://saltforkfarms.com/2011/07/29/bull-dog-and-peanut/
What has been your favorite this year? Did you try something new? Did you can or freeze for the first time? Would you like to learn how to can? Milo and I are itching to know, so please share!
This week at the market we will have eggs in all sizes (small, medium, large, x-large), chicken, kale, collards, chard, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, okra (yum!), beans, squash, eggplant and peppers.
Please don’t forget about the Culinary Ride, which will benefit the Farm to School program. It will happen on September 18th. It sounds like a really great time. We will be serving green chili and corn bread. http://culinaryride.com/