Good Morning Everyone,
Well, the cool air that we were told would come is finally here. Yesterday, (Sat) it was chilly, and the wind was blowing about 25-30 mph and I went to the farmer's market and it was cool.....felt good, but chilly, when a few days ago earlier, it was 100* F. So it was a change. I am not sure what the temp was Sat morning, but this morning, (Sunday), at 7 am, it was 38*F. You could see your breath this morning when I went out to get the paper. My tea tasted very good this morning. and it is so wonderful not to turn the AC on. I want to give that poor AC some time off, it has run since the first week of July and has not been turned off, and I want a break from the damn electric bill too!
I am hoping this cool air gets to my southern readers, and a hope of rain to them also.
I am getting ready to process again today. Since it is cool, I can work a little better. I got beautiful red peppers and some orange sweet peppers from my favorite vendor from the market, and I will do my pepper spread probably on Monday, or Tuesday. I have to roast the peppers so I need to fire up the smoker and do them and let them sweat and develop flavor. Then puree them with onions and garlic in the food processor and then I will place the mixture in my crock pot to heat so it does not burn and then put it in canning jars and can and then I am done for a little while. I also am going to get next week, some small red onions to pickle and can, and then look for something adventurous to try that I have never done before. Not sure what, but I will keep my eyes open.
The vendors at farmer's market have told me that it was a mixed year, some things did very well, other things didn't do good at all. Some, like my pepper lady, had a wonderful pepper season, while others who grow peppers, had a bust season. It is funny how people's gardens and farms, some of the farms are separated by 100+ miles apart, while others where separated merely by blocks, had success or failure. I have my opinions, but I seen a bizarre of strange weather this year all over the country and here as well. We didn't even have a spring so to speak, just winter, then summer, now it is fall-like now. Go figure.
Well, other than that, I don't have much to talk about. I am enjoying the quiet, and solitude.
Well, I had better get off my duff and get to processing all of this produce.
Take care everyone, have a great Labor Day holiday and have a great up coming week.
Hugs to all.