|I'm having a hard time transitioning to fall. Don't get me wrong - I love the change in seasons. I guess I'm just not ready for summer to end.|
|We picked 42 pounds of strawberries and made multiple batches and varieties of jams: strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, strawberry vanilla, strawberry rum, and strawberry rum syrup.|
Seriously delicious. We will be making this again. And again.
|Chickens! Hey, how did they get in here?|
These garden shots are from the middle of summer, when everything was big, green and lush. Pictures from today are not so pretty. I've still got a few things to harvest: basil, carrots, and butternut squash. But really, it's over.
|Broccoli plants early in summer. . .|
|Fresh broccoli is amazing.|
My first attempt at homemade ricotta cheese:
|Stuffed shells with homemade ricotta and sauce from the garden. Mmmmmm. Yes, it was as delicious as it looks. I will never buy ricotta from the store again. This was just too easy, and absolutely superior.|
|Canning reduced the heat of the peppers a little bit, but overall, this is a great condiment. We've been using it as a dip for cream cheese wontons and egg rolls. I also like it with cream cheese on crackers. Yummo.|