Thursday, October 4, 2012

Harvest time!

So you've seen the gigantic summer squash that I was able to pluck from my garden.  The vine that traveled across the garden and over the fence of the opposite side was actually pumpkin!  I discovered this when I was cleaning up and decided (stupidly) to cut up the vine running through the middle of the garden.  I was cutting off dead/decaying vines and got a little shear-happy...and really should not have cut this little baby off :(

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pickling Radishes and Peppers

We just got lots of radishes from our organic farm share and I really didn't know what to do with them.  So I thought I'd try my hand at a very quick and simple radish pickling recipe from Bon App├ętit.  I've never canned or pickled, so I had to go with an old spaghetti sauce jar for this one.  The 2 cups of vinegar didn't fit in the jar, so it was about 1 and 7/8 c of vinegar.  We also got some HUGE cloves of garlic from the farm share so we only put 7 of those in instead of 10 (the recipe said '10 cup garlic cloves' but I think that was a mistake).  I also stuck a couple petite bell peppers in there that I picked from my garden for fun :)

So excited! Will let you know how they are in 3 days...