There’s not a whole lot to do in the garden these days, besides waiting for the tomatoes and peppers to finish ripening up. This is a blessing, since this means more time to spend in the kitchen, putting up the harvest. I have a huge pile of chard and kale that I’ll blanch and freeze today, and the canning jars are filling up. I have another pickle recipe to share with you (not cucumbers this time!) but first I want to talk about tomatoes. Continue reading
Summer is really slipping away now and I’m not quite ready for it. I know that in a few weeks I’ll be happy for things to slow down in the garden and I’ll want to eat apples and winter squash and I might be ready to start wearing socks again. But for now I want to keep eating watermelon and I want it to still be light out at 8 o’clock at night and I want to go for at least a few more swims. But fall is creeping up and I’m thinking about cold frames again. This weekend I put up my first batch of tomatoes for winter and planted fall greens where the beans used to be.
All through June it always feels to me like we have the whole summer ahead of us and it’s never going to end. Then the Fourth of July comes and goes and suddenly summer begins to feel like it’s slipping away. This week as we approach mid-July that feeling is creeping up on me, but I am taking comfort in the fact that here in New England summer eating has hardly begun. Continue reading
Just in time for the first day of summer, the temperature hit 100 degrees last week. We had three days of temperatures in the upper 90s, before settling back down to the 80s for the weekend. Saturday night there were fireworks and we rode our bikes up to the park to see them. A pretty perfect summer weekend if you ask me. Continue reading