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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I got a late start on my garden this year as I wasn't really planning to put on in. No matter, things seem to actually be growing really well. Marty loves his fresh tomatoes and this year I tucked in a couple heirloom varieties.
This should be lovely once it turns red.
I love how the sun dapples through the leaves.
The grocery stores are full of fresh goodness this time of year. I picked up a basket of peaches and was happy to find some organic grapes. I was thinking the combination would make for a lovely smoothie.
I tossed in some pomegranate seeds that I had frozen, for colour and extra flavour.
I also planted a bunch of squash seeds and even though I have been getting a tonne of flowers it appears most of them are male and not fruit-bearing. So, I am very excited with the four actual squash I have found to be growing, so far.
While enjoying my peach smoothie I came across a recipe for canning peaches in apple juice. Every year, peach season ends and I wish I have put some up for the winter. This was a good year for peaches and there was no reason not to. Easier said than done. On Monday everyone had peaches for sale. Tuesday afternoon I only found them at one store! Everyone else had completely sold out. Canning jars were few and far between too. I guess there are a lot of folks who want to enjoy this year's bounty.
So, I didn't want to wait another minute and dove in and got started- last night. It made for a late night but I got seven quarts of peaches done. It's been a long while since doing any canning so I fell asleep happily listening to that lovely "pop!" each lid makes as the jars seal.
This morning I did these wee jars of cherry jam for my hubby. He likes cherries very much. We don't eat a lot of jam so I thought little jars were the way to go.