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Friday, August 24, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday #16

                 Welcome to Farm Fresh Friday!

My stovetop has been full all week!

the counter has had a mish-mash of 
garden-fresh veggies
spread out everywhere,

the record player's been spinning
Michael Murphy...

chop, chop, chop...

for two weeks now
I'm singing "She'll be riding Wildfire"
and making salsa and relish!!

I don't know what it is about that album...
it just makes me happy 
and reminds me of carefree
summers in Iowa!

As long as there is some good music
playing - I am productive in the kitchen!

The vegetables keep coming
so I hope my old record player
doesn't give out on me now!!

This week we dug potatoes...

canteloupe are ripening faster than we
can eat, which is a good thing for 

We've done one batch of pepper relish
so far....

Can you say "HHHHHot"?

Chop, Chop, Chop...

it's my life story these days!
and it looks like I'm tied to 
this kitchen for awhile
by the looks of the tomato patch...

I'm almost looking forward
to another paint job,
just to get out of this kitchen!!!

How about you?

Are you drowning in vinegar...

up to your neck in veggies?

Are you collecting seeds
for next year's flower beds?

Have you journaled your mistakes - 
made notes for next year?

Are you making hand-made gifts
with home-made products?

I want to hear about it!!!!!!!!

This is a place to share all things FRESH,
 homemade and/or home-grown.
There is no rule that it has to be made by you or grown by you,
just the fact that it was 
hand made or grown by somebody
and not mass-produced or imported from Timmbucktu is good enough for us!!

Want more details? See our Farm Fresh Friday Page at the top of the blog.

Here's how to join in:

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  5. Click on "Enter"
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Sall’s Country Life


Candy C. said...

You amaze me with all your canning! I would love to see how much you have accomplised at the end of the season!!
Thanks for hosting Lisa! :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Who's gonna eat all of that marvelous food? :)

TexWisGirl said...

the cantaloupe looks delish! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm canning up peaches and apples atm. I also have to have music ~ I like big band and/or jazz when I'm cooking; but sometimes I'll go folk: Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver. Depends on what I am cooking and what sort of mood I am in. :)

(Black Fox Homestead)

ann said...

You have been busy. I've done a bit: peaches, bears, jalapeno jelly. Froze corn. The tomatoes have not yet begun and we have a ton! And I go back to work Monday. I have been looking for a really good salsa recipe. Have a good (chop chop) week end.

Michelle said...

It all looks so good!

barb said...

I love that song wildfire! Takes me back to San Jose California in the 1970's.

Melinda said...

Wow you are flying in the kitchen!
Our garden has pretty much given up. We still have potatoes and some tomatoes left in the fridge but not much in the garden.
Mr. Ken did make some salsa bu it is gone too.

Have a great weekend.

M :)