Friday, July 30, 2010

Early harvest

Things go slowly in the veggie patch here in Minnesota. While we've only picked a few cherry tomatoes and have yet to see cucumbers or zucchini, there have been bumper crops of other kinds. Our exceptionally warm, wet weather is apparently much appreciated by our berries and rhubarb.

While things are tapering off now, for most of the month we gathered at least a pint of berries a day...including blackberries almost 2 inches long!

...and we've cut the rhubarb down to dirt twice already. With the freezer filled with more than we can likely use over the winter, there was a bit of Rhubarb-palooza going on:

The before:

The afters:

rhubarb strawberry apple sauce



crisp, syrup (for drinks), custard bars