On the upper photo: from my garden into the basket - potimaron squash, parsley, celery, carrots, red beet, rhubarb and flowers of calendula/pot marigold.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Fruits of the summer
It is amazing that the days are still very hot. Usually it cools at this time of a year but it seems that there will be another week of nice and warm weather. It felt like a very long weekend but I can't explain why. Maybe because I was busy all the time and maybe because I was away at my grandparents again.Grandmom gave me some blackberries that grow in the ranch. These are not wild ones but grown ones. I froze some of them and made myself delicious 'ice cream' for dessert after lunch on Sunday (well, that was yesterday and it seems so far away already!). I had some plums and made dumplings with them. I mixed some flour, curd, salt, one egg, rolled the dough and made only four dumplings out of it. Some put a bit of sugar into the plums but I don't do this, I prefer adding it after, if needed. I melted some butter, added a spoonful of bread crumbs and sprinkled this on top of dumplings. Yum!I also baked some kind of a dessert from apples but I won't write much about it. Everything went wrong and it is good only if I pour lots of milk on it and then eat it. I will try some other recipe the next time. I still wonder what went wrong.