I so love this time of year! And this year is especially good. No, not garden-wise. My garden totally sucked this year, quite frankly. Each heirloom tomato plant gave me only one or two tomatoes. All my bell peppers got eaten by slugs and bugs as did my lettuce and basil.
The only things that did do well were the kale, the rainbow chard and some of my son’s hot peppers. A disappointing yield indeed.
That said, the Farmer’s Market had LOTS of stuff!
With this delightful bounty I have made jars and jars of salsa – surely this time hubby will not complain of not having enough to last the year! He will, of course, take exception to my giving ANY jars away to “undeserving people”. You must understand, dear reader, that no one is deserving, in his eyes. Usually a most generous fellow, he becomes quite miserly when it comes to his salsa!
This week-end I returned to the market for another 44 lbs of tomatoes… we won’t be needing jars of tomato sauce either!
As if I didn’t have enough to do… I went to my friend’s orchard and got bags of apples and pears which are in the process of being transformed into jellies, butters, jams…