Harvesting Some Goodness

There has been some harvesting going on here at the Homestead. The sun has been extremely sly and evasive this season, which agrees with me in everything except how the fruit and veges have been delayed in ripening. The Billington plums were a week or two slower but the tree rewarded us very well. We very much…

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A Fruity Situation

The plum harvest was a glorious red tide of fruity goodness. It just wasn't as long as I thought it might be. Between eating them, freezing them and giving some away the harvest dwindled before I could decide what to do next. I'll have to continue my plum preserving experiments next year. The other plum tree…

Apricot Chutney, Round 2

You may have heard of the Apricot Chutney Disaster of 2015. If not, never mind. What? Nothing! Look over there, it's a flying monkey! Today The Husband assisted me to make some perfectly sane apricot chutney. I got the apricots for a fairly good price at one of the Asian supermarkets. The recipe is taken from…