Thursday, September 4, 2014

Promised Pie and a Whole Lot of Veggies

As I said last week, I owed my kids a pie.  Today I made a peach pie using 10 small peaches.  The crust was mostly Crisco with a little butter.  The berries came from the farm share and I thought they would make a nice garnish.  I must have been on to something because the 9 year old exclaimed, "Holy smokes!  It looks like something they serve at a fancy restaurant!"  Wow!

The farm share today was HUGE.  I had to carry it in 4 tote bags:  potatoes, onions, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes (LOTS of tomatoes), cherry tomatoes, kohlrabi, eggplant, peppers, hot peppers, parsley, dill, cilantro, tomatillos, blackberries, green beans, kale, turnips, spaghetti squash, watermelon, and then there were the things I skipped this week (flowers, husk cherries, other herbs).  After I got all this home and we were eating some of it for dinner, our mason arrived with more tomatoes, eggplant, celery, parsley, long green beans and Bishop Crown peppers.  I have a lot to do!

Tonight I made a batch of that hot pepper sauce I made last year.  I had 22 banana peppers which was about half a batch.  This is mixed with yellow mustard, vinegar, sugar and salt and then thickened with flour.  After that it is processed for 20 minutes in a boiling water canner.  This amount of peppers made 10.5 cups of hot sauce.

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