My proof-reader is out building the winter greenhouse so please excuse any errors. . .
We did our “final” trip for the season to Farmer’s Market on Saturday to pick up more tomatoes for salsa and more apples for applesauce. We came home and started canning.
These apples are what are known as “culls.” Which just means that they are either deformed or damaged is some way. They don’t always look so good, but the taste is full and sweet. We got a good mix of green, yellow and red apples which makes for a subtly tasted sauce. Of course they all must be carefully washed and cleaned. So David did the hard work and cut out the bad spots and then cored them. He is my hero!! (more…)
Over the weekend we had an adventure in preserving food. Early Saturday morning we made a trip to Farmer’s Market to pick up our 50 pounds of tomatoes ($30), 25 pounds of apples ($15), an assortment of peppers ($9) and onions ($10). A lot of food for $64.00.
We got home around 8 am; surveyed the boxes and decided the only sensible thing to do was go crawl back in bed a take a nap. We had both been up since 4:00 am.
An hour later we stood in front of the boxes again. This time there was no putting it off. David began cleaning the tomatoes. I put on gloves and began deseeding peppers. (more…)
Posted in additive-free food, fruit, garden, tomatoes, vegan, vegetarian
Tagged Food and drink, food processor, Gastronomy, Personal life, Pressure cooking, Tomato
No this is not a recipe! It is an homage to our Garden and to the change of season.
It really is fall. The days are shorter and cooler and the light has changed. We expect the first frost sometime between the middle of October to the middle of November. Between now and then it is about harvesting and preserving. (more…)
My private challenge is to try a new recipe every week. If the “bones” are good, then I work with it over time until I like what I have. Once David and I agree it meets our very high standards, I write it up. Very often this works out great. And then there are times like yesterday when they don’t work out at all. The recipe was confusing and the result was, well, AWFUL!
Fortunately, David is an adventurous eater and always willing to try these experiments. The other good thing is that he is quite willing to give me his unvarnished opinion. In case you are wondering you are supposed to laugh here – it is that was joke. Seriously, he is a good cook in his own right and some of our best food ideas are a collaboration. (more…)
Posted in diary-free food, fruit, plant based diet, snacks, sugar-free food, vegan, vegetarian, Whole Food Plant-Based recipes
Tagged Baked Apple, Coconut milk, Desert, food ideas