Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Green Tomato Chutney

Remember the green tomatoes I picked the other day? I finally got around to making some green tomato chutney. I had some doubts about the green tomatoes because they were so hard. But they cooked up nicely.
Basic recipe is green tomatoes, granny smith apples, onion, garlic, golden raisins, cider vinegar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, turmeric, salt, pepper, dash of cayenne pepper. Use equal parts vinegar to sugar. Cook about 30 minutes and fill jars to half an inch from top. Refrigerate when cool or cook in water bath to seal. I also added a few sweet peppers Gary had picked. In other news a lot of rain is streaming in from the gulf. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

November Green Tomatoes

Look at the November green tomatoes Gary harvested yesterday afternoon. A few days ago it was 32 F and I thought the plants would freeze, but they didn't. This morning it's down to 29 F; no hope at that temperature.
He also found a few red tomatoes and some very tiny peppers. I'm going to try making a green tomato chutney. I've found several recipes on the internet. We shall see how it turns out.
Meanwhile I made soap and butter dishes yesterday. Today I'll make platters and sponge holders. I plan to glaze them in various colors. I'm getting ready for the Kris Kringle Market the first Saturday of December. I heard a Christmas jingle on the TV yesterday and it isn't even Thanksgiving yet. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Last Harvest Before Frost

Yesterday's harvest, small but tasty. Today we'll do a last harvest before a hard frost tonight. Every day we've been getting a few tomatoes and some small peppers. There's even a baby eggplant there. I ate all the yellow pear tomatoes before the photo.  Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nature Remains a Constant Companion

No matter trials and tribulations of life, elections, disagreements, divisions and assaults, be they verbal or corporeal, nature remains a constant companion. Just in time I took photos of this years colorful fall leaves. The next day we received blasts of wind and rain and many leaves fell and were gone for the season. Above the coral red is the Japanese maple I planted.
 Here the burgundy red is the pink dogwood, also one I planted.
 These are some of the native trees.
 More native trees.
The golden one is a native maple tree. Another native maple at our driveway is crimson and coral. Oh sweet colors of nature you provide me much solace in the rollercoaster of today's society. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.