Monday, June 30, 2008

Sous Chef Needed

It seems that a day in the garden is always followed by a day in the kitchen. I spent yesterday tending to the vegetable garden in hopes of getting control of the weed situation. About 5 hours later I had completed 1/3 of it and had gained a plentiful harvest of lettuce, radishes, onions, beets, sugar peas and a quart of very ripe strawberries. The blueberry bushes and raspberry patch have also begun ripening. And so today was spent processing my harvest. The veggies have either been turned into a luscious salad or frozen for later use.





These beautiful raspberries came from a local farm market. Unfortunately, my harvest was a little too meager...but was a delicious addition to yesterday's breakfast.

These berries very quickly became.........




Yummy

Black Raspberry Jam!




The pie is nectarine/blueberry and was featured on the cover of this month's Country Living Magazine. It smells absolutely wonderful.....

Would you like a piece?
I just love homemade pickled beets! These 7 quarts just came out of the water bath...I can hear the lids popping as I write this. Now all that is left is the clean-up. I need a sous chef!
Hopefully I will have some time tomorrow to work on labels.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

too bad I don't live closer..would love to help

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I would love a piece, please! How wonderful every thing looks! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! blessings, Kathleen

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Bev, my dear Mother loved pickled beets!!! Her Mother always made them for her when she was going up! And they are so pretty in color! Yum!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

P.S. Your PIE looks wonderful to! Hummm, some homemade ice cream would go good with it!

Hugs,
Maryjane

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