Green Beans From the Garden

One of my favorite flavors from the garden is fresh green beans. I grow bush beans for the most part, and I love gathering a huge double handful, taking them to the house, and eating them for lunch. Oddly, I’d never had fresh green beans prepared tastily until a couple of years ago. In the…

The Weekend

By the time this weekend was over, I had processed 14 quarts and 2 pints of the peaches that I bought last week. I’d also whipped up a batch of yummy peach jam. That will taste so good on some hot biscuits this winter. I bought some strawberries, about 6 pounds of them, and froze…

Food Diary, July 24, 2014

Yesterday, I got my order from the bulk food co-op. I’ve never ordered from them before, but when I picked up my produce, I was very happy. The half bushel of Georgia peaches that I ordered were just beautiful! There was only one bruised peach in the whole box. I spent the evening canning peaches…

Corn Chowder Recipe

Last week, my friend asked me if I wanted some sweet corn. Ours is several weeks from making, so I accepted. She and her husband were extremely generous with our family, so I spent about three hours that night cutting corn off the cob for our freezer. I ended up with 13 quart bags of…

Food Diary, July 22,2014

Yesterday was quite busy. I puttered in the garden, watering and weeding a bit. I tied up the tomatoes and picked some cucumbers. Later in the day, I made three jars of pickles–a quart and two pints. One pint was whole dills, and the other quart and pint were hamburger dills. I find that the…