Friday, March 25, 2011

On my Mind

It's that time of year again, the veggies are ready and there's much bottling and saucing to be done. This is pretty much all we've got left of last years stuff, but soon there will be more chilli sauces and more tomatoey things ( however we mostly make passata for the freezer with them)
It'll be time for the citrus before we know it and there will be marmalade and lemon curd.




And this year we're going to dry and dry some figs. We have 2 fig trees in the garden, one is a purply fig and the other is a huge green one that when cut open is pinky white! This is the first year that we've had fruit from this one as it's only been in the ground for 2 years and yesterday, I was pretty excited when I saw how big they'd got.



On My Mind over at Rhonda's have a peek at the other posts.
and as ever on a Friday... 
at Verde Farm

21 comments:

  1. Preserving time is always the most work but proof of the gardens success. I made Fig Lemon Preserves last year and it was delicious.

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  2. Laura I love figs how lucky you are to have your own. B

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  3. I could spend the whole day just looking at shelves like yours.

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  4. just beautiful...all of it! so impressed with your pantry and all your hard work!

    http://bettermebetterworld.blogspot.com/2011/03/on-my-mind-repurposing-doodad.html

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  5. Aren't canned goods so beautiful - sparkling on the shelf just waiting to be chosen. Yum about the figs. I wish we could grow them in our area.
    Staci

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  6. Your preserves look wonderful! Your shelves are a treat to see. Cheri

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  7. My mom is very good at canning and preserving but i never knew a fig looked like that!!!

    Thanks for sharing
    Leontien

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  8. What a gorgeous pantry. Your canning is lovely and I know it will be wonderful. Thanks for sharing lady :) I always count on you for FFF. Thank you.

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  9. It would be so fun to "shop" at your house. Wonderful!

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  10. I love the shelves with all of those jars of goodies on them.

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  11. All that stuff looks so good! There's nothing like home canned foods.

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  12. Gosh I missed my Gram's canned peaches. The best!

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  13. Furthermore, since the only fig I've ever enjoyed was in a Fig Newton, I am very impressed with you!

    Go on with your fig growing self. :)

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  14. It's alway so much fun paying attention to what you are doing on the other side of the globe. Right when we're ordering seed, you're putting up your seasons bounty. :)

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  15. Mmmmm, I was eating homegrown figs today (not my own - they're a wee bit small). Delicious!

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  16. Fantastic! You bottled loads!

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  17. Hi I found you on Farm Friend Friday at Verde Farm. I love figs and I would love to plant a couple of fig trees. Do you know a lot about them and if there are certain ones that are better?
    Linda

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  18. Hi Linda, I'm afraid I know nothing about figs really, other than they grow like a triffid here. A few years back out huge fig tree was completely flattened in a tropical cyclone - I thought it would definitely die, but no- it grew up bigger than ever!!

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  19. I can't believe how BUSY you've been! Wish my shelves looked half as full with good stuff:)

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  20. I want to sneak into your pantry and grab a few jars of all your lovely jams and chili's. Last summer was my first time canning and I fell in love with it. This year I am expanding on my pickles and trying salsas. Enjoyed my visit.

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  21. wow! those jars are full of beautiful goodness!

    we canned our first time last year...fig preseves! yum!

    hopped over from FFF!

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Laura x