I guess this one is not quite in the kitchen yet. Mark is getting the beans off the plants and shelling them to store for later. This year, He and Siena planted lots of beans. We have so many green beans, and dried beans. I think it’s going to be good.
I also dried 20 pounds of pears for winter snacking.
I also dried plums.
Some delicious onces some friends gave us. So good.
A neighbor down the street has a beautiful, big Lemon Verbena plant. She’s had it for years, and it grows so healthy and so big every year. Last year I asked her if I could have some leaves, because found a recipe for a simple syrup. It was delicate flavor and it was good. So this year I asked her for few more leaves, and she came back with her trimmings getting the plant ready for the winter. Oh thank you, thank you! I am ready for some syrup making but also for lots of tea.
Grapes are my favorite fruit I think. I guess, I love other fruits too, but I can have grapes any time, I think. Sometimes I feel like oranges, or watermelon, or an apple. But grapes are always good, I think. Some from the store, some from friends.
I feel lucky to have some of the neighbors we have. These beautiful, delicious figs come from another neighbor who has two fig trees. This is the first time I’ve really ad them fresh, and I think I’m in love with them. They are so sweet, so delicate.
I’ve received two big bags of them, as present.
I even had enough to make some jam.
Another new recipe for this summer, and it is so good.
Especially with warm, homemade bread. The first loaves of the season. The oven can be turned on once again. Everyone is happy here at home.