Saturday, October 8, 2011

Weekly bird in the hand

Here is this week's bird in the hand - all about food:

  • Harvest time.  It seems my week has been full of fruit from our garden - apples, pears, green table grapes and now the figs are just ripening!  What a perfect time of the year. And the main grape harvest is yet to come!
  • My aga.  The aga is our stove in the kitchen, but we don't use it in the summer when the weather is too warm.  This Monday I turned it back on and it's like a friend has returned to stay!  Yummy...lots of baked sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables, tasty comfort food...and a place to warm yourself when you come in from the cold.
My colorful Aga cooker
  • My dehydrator. It's been working flat out this week!  I have an excalibur dehydrator - a wonderful machine, and it's been busy dehydrating apples, grapes to make sultanas (golden raisins), and blended grapes to make fruit leathers.  The last of the sultanas and grape leathers are finishing as I type this...then it's back to more apples.   We are eating the pears fresh as they are so heavenly and juicy, but if we can't keep up with them, we may have to start dehydrating them too!
Dried yummy apples from our trees
Hope you've had a fruitful week too!

Our own sultanas in the making!


vilterietje said...

i love dried fruit:) apples, prunes, sultanas, bananas, pineapples and figs but i only had prunes this week, enjoy your fruits:)

Patty Biermans said...

This is a very fruity week for you. So you can enjoy your fruits all winter!! hugzz...peebee