It’s that time of year again…yes, the back-t0-school, end-of-the-summer, what-do-I-do-with-all-this-great-produce? time of year! I love hanging out at the local Farmer’s Market in late August and September because I find such great treasures. Have you noticed recently how beautiful fresh produce can be?
I know that we have some new readers here and I wanted to bring to your attention some of our summer favorites. These posts are perennial favorites that Laura and I actually refer to all the time ourselves! We’re all about preserving and saving some of these wonderful summer flavors to enjoy during the winter months. NOW is the time to plan for this!
What do we do with all this fruit?
- Making jam with no added pectin
- And another no-added pectin recipe for jam
- Homemade Peach Jam
- Fresh fruit pies
- Freezing Fruit
- Putting up berries and cherries
- Apple Pie kits for the Freezer
- Making Apple Butter
- Blueberry Crumble
- Raspberry Jam and Syrup
- Canning peaches
- Homemade Applesauce
We love us some fresh veggies….
- Homemade Pesto!
- More pesto!
- and Pesto without Pinenuts
- What to do if you have too MUCH pesto (is that even possible?)
- Homemade sauerkraut
- How to cook fresh beets
- How to freeze fresh beets
- Roasted Beets with Rosemary
- How freeze veggies
- Freezing vegetables for soup
- Putting by for the winter
- Slow-roasting tomatoes
- How to make Kosher Dill Pickles
- No-cook Quick Refrigerator Pickles
- Watermelon pickles
- Dehydrating our Favorite foods
- Pickling Peppers
- Roasting Peppers
- Oven-roasted Ratatouille
Other summer faves:
- Favorites to bring to a summer potluck
- Getting rid of all those pesty fruit flies
- How to keep fresh herbs fresh
- Favorite Picnic Foods
- Hearty Fall Breakfasts (Okay, this isn’t really summer food but my thoughts are definitely turning towards the hearty breakfasts I need in order to send my guys off for a hard day at school!)
Take a stroll with me through our farmer’s market. I think I mentioned before that I think that fresh produce is just gloriously beautiful and I want to share some of my personal favorites with you. (And I can NOT help it that a photo of a pecan sticky bun snuck into this gallery of photos. I do NOT know how that happened!) If you want to see full-sized photos, first click on the photo in the post and then click on the photo in the post that comes up.
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