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  Topic: Apricot Butter
Jam Lady

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 19 8:09 pm   Subject: Apricot Butter
Refrigerate once opened, Tahir, then it lasts until eaten all up. Several weeks, maybe a couple of months? Depends on how many different jars are open at the same time and what I'm doing with the pres ...
  Topic: Apricot Butter
Jam Lady

Replies: 5
Views: 215
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 19 4:35 pm   Subject: Apricot Butter
8 cups very coarsely chopped pitted apricots
zest from one large lemon
juice from one large lemon
one cup lavender sugar

Place in pot, bring to boil. Turn heat down to high simmer (bubbles arou ...
  Topic: It's July
Jam Lady

Replies: 21
Views: 667
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 19 12:40 am   Subject: It's July
Finished off the chanterelles tonight.

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29848/Chanterelles_2019-07_salmon%2C+chanterelles%2C+and+wine.jpg

Oh yes, also some salmon. And wine, a rose.
  Topic: Apricot Butter
Jam Lady

Replies: 5
Views: 215
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 19 4:12 pm   Subject: Apricot Butter
Got some local apricots and today I made apricot butter with lemon and lavender. Could have used a better proportion of lavender sugar / plain sugar but there you are, I used what I had. What I scrape ...
  Topic: It's July
Jam Lady

Replies: 21
Views: 667
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 19 1:06 pm   Subject: It's July
Why change? Because last night we had chanterelles sauteed with onion, green peas, pan broiled shrimp served over rice. And that might have been even a little better.
  Topic: It's July
Jam Lady

Replies: 21
Views: 667
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 19 12:10 pm   Subject: It's July
Dinner last night was quite yummy. The chanterelles were prime - open the refrigerator and their perfume just wafted out. We had chanterelles sauteed with onion, diced the leftover broiled chicken thi ...
  Topic: It's July
Jam Lady

Replies: 21
Views: 667
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 19 3:54 pm   Subject: It's July
It's July. That means it is hot. And humid. And you know what that means, right?

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29847/Chanterelles_2019-07_box+of+chanterelles.jpg

It's time for chanterelles! H ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5552
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 14, 19 12:45 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose, I think what Gregotyn was suggesting might be something for individual plants. When I coordinated the community garden back in Connecticut - and obviously had a plot of my own - I did s ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5552
Views: 1283871
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 19 6:35 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Just got two more quarts of apricots from the local orchard. So good! Some to eat, some to - what's my name, now . . . some to preserve as jam.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5552
Views: 1283871
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 19 6:54 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Re charcoal and biochar - an interesting snippet from a recent Atlas Obscura piece about a recreated traditional Maori garden in New Zealand.

Writing about growing sweet potatoes it notes that: "L ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5552
Views: 1283871
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 19 10:12 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
It was something they call a landspout:

https://ktla.com/2019/07/06/tornado-briefly-touches-down-in-new-jersey-flips-car/
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5552
Views: 1283871
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 19 1:55 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Weather continues disgustingly hot and humid. All told from yesterday's various rainstorms we got better than an inch of rain. Later in the afternoon my cell phone started squawking and warning of tor ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 5552
Views: 1283871
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 19 1:09 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Yesterday's high temperature was 95 degrees Fahrenheit / 35 C. And humid. Mostly stayed indoors with the air conditioning.
  Topic: Vinegar for weed suppressing
Jam Lady

Replies: 6
Views: 519
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 19 1:30 pm   Subject: Vinegar for weed suppressing
Vinegar is acid, will lower the pH. Kitchen vinegar is relatively mild, for weed killing there is some special, stronger vinegar available.

Since you mention "sanding" I'm not clear if you mean the ...
  Topic: Sour Cherries and Blueberries
Jam Lady

Replies: 4
Views: 532
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 19 3:59 pm   Subject: Sour Cherries and Blueberries
Wild blueberries in Maine grow on low bushes and are tiny but flavorful. High bush blueberries - the commercial crop - are also good but not so intense in flavor. It was Miss Elizabeth White of White' ...
 
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