Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Roadkill Fruit Leather Tutorial

If you've been wondering where I've been.....thank you, I've missed you too, and the reason I've been scarce in written word is because my garden is going THE EFF OFF.

I've been harvesting, cooking, freezing - trying my damndest to make the most out of what this garden is offering. 

The girls are in on it too.  Today, they invented a new recipe.  It's called "Roadkill Fruit Leather."  Here's a step-by-step tutorial of this innovative new way to process plums:

Are you thinking, "how could they waste all those plums?"  Don't you worry your pretty little head.  There are four billion more where those came from.  So many that we lost a limb heavy with not quite ripe fruit, hence the road kill fruit leather project.

 I've been picking beans every day and marinating them, almost perfectly replicating my mom's delicious version.  Marguerite and I have to thumb wrestle over them.  They're so good it's hard for both of us to share.  She's two, so understandable, me, I'm just greedy.

The beets.  Look at this beautiful food!

I leave you with these photos of four new members of our family.  Lila, Tail, Gil and Olden:

All stages of amphibious creepiness represented here. 

Genevieve:  Mom, do they start off in the water and get old in the trees?  Or do they grow that tail when they get old and swim away?  Or are these tadpools actually their food and not their babies? 

(see what I mean about amphibious creepiness?).

We're hosting a wedding on Saturday.  Wish me luck in my last days of maniacally weeding and edging and pruning and regretting planting a hydrangea in full sun will be a beautiful wedding.

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