To me, one of the markers of a good week is that I have enough time to cook through at least half my CSA share. This last week, I managed to cook five dinners and even got Scott to take leftovers for lunch twice. Truly, it’s the little things that thrill me. Other than that, things were wonderfully uneventful. Now, links!
- Fig rosemary jam! Dark and sticky chutney! The figs are all gone around here, but I hope to remember these two for next year.
- Is there anything more rustic and beautiful than an apple pie baked in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet? I think not!
- If your cherry tomato plants are still producing, you should make these sweet cherry tomato pickles.
- Apple jelly with lemon verbena. Tis the season, after all!
- This is brilliant! Apricot pit vinegar, good for cleaning and almond-flavored vinaigrettes! I have a bag of apricots I’ve been saving since they were in season, so this appeals to me greatly.
- A genius tutorial on how to ripen your green tomatoes indoors.
- What 100 pounds of tomatoes look like, all canned up.
- Fermented carrots with mustard seed. An easy and delicious sound pickle from the folks at Well Preserved.
- This concord grape and rosemary focaccia sure sounds good.
We have winners! First up is the winner in the Microplane Adjustable Slicer giveaway. It’s commenter #948, Rachel Groat. She said, “I have a simple mandoline slicer, and I use it for tons of stuff, especially onions slicing. My two favorite recipes have been making curried carrot chips, and a lovely little appetizer with caramelized brown sugar onions and goat cheese on puff pastry rounds! I would love to upgrade my cheapy slicer one day, and this one looks awesome! Love your site bunches 🙂.”
It was a two giveaway week, which means we also have a winner in The Little Book of Home Preserving giveaway. It’s commenter #85, Debbie Bruster. She said that she was planning on canning applesauce and apple butter this weekend. Delicious choices!