Monday, May 23, 2011

What's Up In The Garden

The peach tree is dripping with peaches.  Ms. Rivero came over and she and I peeled a passel of them.  We froze them on trays and then put them in bags.  They are so yummy to eat frozen on hot humid summer days.
My mouth waters just looking at this pic.  Those peaches are sooo juicy and sweet.  We also experimented and dried a few.  They turned out pretty yummy.  I plan to make some peach jam as well.  We also had a bubbling hot peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream when we finished. 

In order of how I like peaches:  Fresh, cobbler, frozen, jam, then dried.

Easy Yummy Fruit Cobbler Recipe

2 cups sugar (divided)
1 cup self rising flour
3/4 to 1 cup milk
1 stick of butter
Fresh Fruit (I like peach, blackberry and blue berry)

Melt butter and pour into 9 X 13 inch pan.  Mix 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 3/4 to 1 cup of milk.  Drizzle batter into pan over butter (don't stir!).  Sprinkle desired amount of fruit evenly over top use less or more depending on your likes.  Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup of sugar over top (depending on your likes!).  Then bake until golden at 350 degrees.  Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.  Sooo Yum.

It's always wonderful to have a little extra help, no matter how fleeting.
This was some of today's harvest:  squash, cucumber, Lima beans, purple hull peas, corn, and green beans.  There also was some more onions ready, okra, and cherry tomatoes.  I picked the sunflowers a few days ago...and they're still beautiful!  As you can see in the background I'm still cracking pecans and surprisingly they're still good.
...and lastly...The Federated Council of New Orleans Garden Clubs awarded me the "Woman Of The Year Award".  I knew something was up when I walked into the luncheon and my Mother and two of my sisters were sitting there.   Not usuallllllll.....anyway....I was very surprised and thrilled!  I'm still smiling!


the canned quilter said...

Wow! Congrats on the award and the harvest : )

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Your harvest looks great! Good way to save and enjoy the Peaches too.

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JeanSkirtGirl said...

I am so happy for u sister kristi! love carmencita congrats, congrats

Miss Riya said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of your bounty with me.