Friday, October 26, 2012

Homemade From My Garden

   The garden is all finished for this year. I need to get out there and pull up the plant carcasses and toss them into the recycling container. These are the last two items made with this year's bounty. First up is the raspberry melomel that I've started. This contains honey and raspberries from my backyard. I am hoping to enter the resultant mead in the Fair next fall. Is this a blue ribbon winner in the making? I hope so.

   Yesterday I made the last batch of spaghetti sauce for 2012. The tomatoes cooperated and got ripe just in the nick of time.

Skinned and chopped tomatoes.

In the crock pot with all the other ingredients.

10 hours later we have delicious sauce.

   I am spoiled by my homemade spaghetti sauce. The store bought stuff pales in comparison.

   Now to starting planning and dreaming about next year's garden and honey crop. Meanwhile, I have lots of sewing projects to keep me busy.


Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I am coming to live with you!
Everything looks delicious. Our garden looks like an abandoned wilderness at the moment.
Lynne x

crazihippichic said...

My backyard looks awful right now. Good thing it is small and I'll be able to whip it back into shape next spring. Did you have a veggie garden this year, Lynne? I was admiring your robust Nasturtiums in all your photos of finished sewing projects.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

No, we didn't plant any veggies this year. My hubby wants to though so hopefully next year. It will probably have to be in a raised planter though out of the way of the dogs. Our garden is really small.