Sorry to be a slacker about blogging, but this week has been full of recovery from the kitchen remodel and catching up on all the things I didn't do because I was remodeling. Like laundry and dishes and cleaning house.
The garden has been rather unproductive too. The peas are done, but the eggplants and peppers and winter squashes have nothing to harvest yet. Right now the only things coming out of the garden are a few beans (the Royal Burgundy are still producing like crazy, Fortex is a smaller harvest but still going), cucumbers that have slowed down since their initial burst of fruits, a zucchini here and there, and a handful of tomatoes each week. I am so sad that after all of the work I put into the garden this year the weather has nearly shut down tomato, eggplant, squash and pepper production completely.
Surprisingly the jalapenos have quite a few fruits ready... but with no tomatoes for salsa making I'm just not sure what to do with them. My family just isn't into spicy stuff.
I did can some pickle relish earlier this week, and one quart of dill pickles. It's my first attempt at pickles, so I'm letting them rest before trying them and hoping that the recipe worked out well. If anyone has an awesome dill pickle recipe for whole pickles I'd love it if you'd share, I'm always on the hunt for great, tested, and approved recipes.
That's about all I have to report today, hope everyone has a lovely day.