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Monday, April 4, 2011

Natures Bounty

This weekend was beautiful and sunny. We had a little wind but the sun more that made up for it. We started our weekend at the Farmer's Market and made it home with wonderful fruits and veggies. I bought leeks that are so long, they wouldn't fit in my frig. They'll make a great soup.
Cilantro that smells so fresh and green, it makes me hungry even now for mexican food.
And a large bag of a special fruit to make into "Ant Farm Jam". Can you guess what kind of fruit it is?
I also bought lots of apples from a local farm. I'm in love with applesauce and that's just what I did with them. I now have jars and jars of natures bounty.
I like my applesauce spicy! For years I've been trying to duplicate my Grandmother's recipes. My applesauce may be a little spicier, but it's pretty close. I need to remind us all that our recipes are important and that we need to write them down for our children and grandchildren. I still can't fried a chicken like my Grandmother and that makes me miss her all the more. So ladies write down your childrens favorite recipes and keep notes on all you do! If we aren't remembered for our quilts, make them remember our fabulous foods!
Take care, Brandie


Linda said...

Are those ants in your jam??????

Applesauce looks so yummy. I love spicy sauce too!! I could eat it for every meal! Lol!

Way windy here today.

Anonymous said...

Morning Brandie, I canned strawberries (Jam) over the weekend. Isn't it wonderful to have fresh canned fruit? We live in the perfect place for it! Next, the vegetable garden!

Linda said...

Let's see what could the "ants" be...chopped up figs is my guess.

Lori said...

I have no idea what's in the jam, but I bet it tastes great!

Carrie P. said...

I have not idea what fruit you used, maybe kiwi? but it is not green. It looks like honey with the bees in it. lol

Abby and Stephanie said...

I'm guessing Kiwi jam! I have a friend who gifted me some and it was amazing on toast. I keep wanting to can but am afraid I'll poison my family and friends.