It's nearing the end of summer and we'll soon be putting our summer vegetable garden to rest. However, it is California so we'll plant a few beds of winter veggies, but that won't be until next week. In the meantime, we are still doing big harvests everyday and putting away things in jars and in the freezer. Here's what we've been up to the last few weeks.
|Last week we picked a Bucket O' Beans.|
|Have you ever heard of a bean frencher?|
|It's called a French Bean Slicer, I love mine!|
|French Sliced Green Beans with Bacon.|
|A few weeks ago we harvested our pears with a few apples too.|
|I made Ginger Pear Chutney, oh my, it is so good. Best chutney ever.|
|Roasted Tomato Appetizer|
|Sometimes I'll make the roasted tomatoes just to use in another recipe, like this breakfast yesterday.|
|I made croutons with two slices day old French bread, cut in cubes and pan toasted in 1 tablespoon olive oil.|
|Top the croutons with several tomatoes, lots of the juice, some chopped chives and roasted pepper.|
|Next came a poached egg. Very yum. We decided we could have this for dinner.|
|One of my favorite cookies, recipe below.|
|I'm having a lady's luncheon tomorrow and picked some roses today.|
|I met some girls for coffee yesterday and looked what appeared on our lattes, so sweet.|
Slice and Bake Currant Cookies
(from the Sun-Maid box)
1 C softened butter
1 C powdered sugar
1/2 C sugar
2 t. vanilla
2 1/4 C flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1 C currants
Combine butter, sugars, egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Combine flour and baking soda and stir into butter mixture, mix well. Stir in currants. Shape into 2 inch roll, cover and chill until firm. Slice into 1/4 inch slices, place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 F. for 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Makes 4 dozen. I always double, the cookie dough rolls freeze well.
I now have 3 knits to share but need to get my photographer interested in taking pictures.
I just looked back at this post, it's a frenzy of information. Phew!
But look at this busy lady. Go now to this post, you won't believe all the canning she has done. Beautiful!