Monday, September 20, 2010

It's Fall

How do I know? Well, several reasons: the cool, crisp mornings and evenings, the leaves are falling, the corn is being harvested. But, most importantly, this:



What you see is stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato soup, apple sauce, pickles (beet, relish, and bread & butter), rhubarb sauce, peaches, dried onions, and dried apples (Jonathan and Gala). I think that covers it...

I thought about taking a picture of the two freezers stuffed with vegetables and fruit, but they are chest freezers. That wouldn't show up the variety very well, would it? We also have some acorn squash (Does anybody know how to cook those in the microwave?) sitting about 10 feet from there and some hickory nuts, too. The squirrels keep beating me to the nuts :(

We still have a peck of apples to dry and peppers to freeze, but otherwise we are pretty much ready for winter. If my hoop house works like I plan, we will have fresh greens most of the winter, too. We'll see...

4 comments:

Andy said...

A Google search for "acorn squash microwave" yields 44,000 hits. Halved, saran-wrapped and 10 minutes seem to show up a lot.

jps said...

Thanks! I hadn't Googled it yet. My cookbooks came up empty and I hoped somebody who reads this blog had some experience. 44,000 people can't be wrong, can they? :)

James

Marti said...

Ho-ly cow.

That is amazing.

Well done. :-)

Joe said...

Jim,

OUTSTANDING!!!! Wow you are good to go for this winter. Do you guys do any patatoes? You can store them in hay, or you can can them. I have done both and I like the hay method a bit better. The spuds seem to stay fresher and crisp. Of course if you are going to make soup in the end the canned spuds are ok. I love homemade apple sause. I have some canned honeyed pears that I will trade you if you want. Just let me know. Now I just need to come up and hunt whitetale and show you how to jerky it and you guys will be in business.

Take Care and God Bless
Joe