Sophie and I did a second picking of apricots I can't quite believe that not only did we plant this tree 2 years ago but last year we were so happy to get 10 apricots from it. This year there are hundreds, we are in apricot heaven!
We quickly gifted some still warm jam to neighbours and then made up some more rhubarb jam with the stalks my sister gave me this week.
Last night I refreshed my memory on what I could do with the glut and today the dehydrator will come out for fruit leathers and dried apricots, I will also cook some apricot pulp to pop in the freezer for pies in winter.
I'm so happy to have such a thriving tree in our front yard.
(there are still heaps on the tree that should be ripe in another week or so).
It's been a long time coming but finally Mt Gambier has it's own weekly Farmer's Market.
Last week was the first one but due to birthday parties it was near to impossible for me to get down there. After I dropped Dan off at work this morning, I headed straight down to get some yummy produce.
I came home with a cos lettuce, bunch of spring onions, leek and rhubarb. Then how could I go past Kalangadoo Organics delicious apple juice and Nolan's Road chickpeas and olive oil.
The rhubarb has already being made into rhubarb jam as I type. The leek is about to become leek and potato soup and the chickpeas are soaking for some delicious hommus.
If you live in Mt Gambier or the surrounding area, please come down and support this important market. The stall holders are lovely, I came home with cooking and growing tips and it's just a lovely way to spend time on a Saturday morning.