Monday, September 8, 2008

More Produce

By now, you have probably figured out I like my produce. How can you not living here? I am still trying to reply to the "please come and get some plums before they go to waste" e-mail, but had a few other fruits to deal with first.

First item up for bids.... we have the comparison between my home grown peach on the left and the one I bought at the market last week!! Oh sweet Nelly it was delicious! I picked 25, but it filled almost a whole box! The fruit flies were excited!

Notice the eye makeup on our lovely peach model...

The "Lady Kenmore" has been a busy beaver today cooking up a storm for me. I laugh every time I read that label on my stove, don't ask me why, I just think it's so traditional, so non-politically correct, so Becky Homecky, shows how old my stove is, attests to the fact that Kevin has re-wired it once and it goes onward!

I was in the kitchen from 1:00 until well after dinner. A little salsa making happening. People ask me for my recipe, and I gladly give it so I don't have to continue making salsa for the multitudes who flock to my door when they smell the aroma. Problem is after all these years, I don't use a recipe anymore. All you have to do is chop up a LOT of tomatoes and start them simmering...

Throw in a bunch of other stuff like garlic and spices and stuff and simmer some more...

Then add the onion and peppers, today's batch got some hot banana peppers, a couple haberneros I grew myself (and really you want only a couple- not 3 or you be burning and this is a big pot!) and maybe a dozen jalepenos..


Simmer some more, send your husband to the store for tomato paste because you ran out and supper is in the oven, put in happy little jars of all sizes for keeping and giving, then listen to one of my favorite sounds- the jars popping down and sealed- and then go to bed with a sore back...

2 comments:

Randi said...

I love that sealing sound too! Okay, yummy stuff going on at your house. Wish I lived close by.

And Erin looks gorgeous with mascara. She looked gorgeous before but who doesn't love a little mascara? :)

Kirstin said...

As always, beautiful photos...especially when you have such beautiful subjects!!
(and CRAZY peaches!!!)