This plum sauce is great atop Chocolate Ice Cream, on our favorite breakfast porridge, Genius Breakfast Cereal, or stirred into a bowl of kefir. It is not too sweet and really tasty!
Following the directions in the Ball Blue Book, I made tomato sauce yesterday with all the organic tomatoes we were given. I ended up with 11 quarts. Since 45 pounds makes about 7 quarts, I figure I was working with 70 pounds of tomatoes. Whew! I am game for more, but now that I’ve spent […]
Tomatoes! My favorite fruit. A friend has access to the abundance of extra organic tomatoes from a local farm. She gave us 3 huge boxes of them yesterday. That gives me some work to do today, making tomato sauce. I’ve never done it before. I’d love to get more of these tomatoes. She said they’ll […]
Finally, yesterday was the day to finish the blackberry jam, thanks to bringing home some lemons on the way home from church. The 12 pounds of berries made about 12 pints of jam, or 4 1/2 batches, following the basic recipe included in the box of Pomona’s Pectin. Our jam is not on the sweet […]
We are just tickled to have eaten Miner’s Lettuce tonight for dinner. It grows wild all over our property and beyond. One of the most fascinating things about it is how this western “weed” got its name. “Miners lettuce is named after the California gold rush miners who ate it to get their vitamin C […]