Dill Pickle Relish … fail
Then I spent an hour making three little jars of relish and THIS happened. Sadness.
Relish Prep … forgot to take more photos.
Making apricots into butter … well kinda.
Every Sunday I head to the Kitsilano Farmers Market to buy some food for the week (well it usually lasts a couple days), my new thing is to buy whatever is on sale and try to make something new with it … introducing Apricot Butter! It’s kind of like apple sauce but completely different, haha. Making fruit butter is like going a step past jam (less all the sugar), you simmer fruit with a dash or sugar or honey for a couple of hours until it because this thick flavourful deliciousness. I’m told you can make it in a slow cooker and then you don’t need to sit around for hours in the sweltering heat stirring it like I did. Canned and stored, booya apricots, see you in the winter when I need a summer reminder.
In other news - I really despise foodmills or (“moo-lays” as the kiwi boyfriend calls them - yeah doesn’t make sense to me either), I seem to get most of the food on the counter and walls. Le sigh.
Fresh tomato sauce
Got a 10lb case of beautiful overripe organic heirloom tomatoes from the market, it’s scary how different fresh tomato sauce taste than the jarred store crap - so light and flavourful. Was able to make two batches of marinara style and a large batch filled with chunky garden veggie goodness. Next time I won’t bother peeling, what a huge time waster. In other news I need a small deep freeze, my sad little freezer is already full and I have so much more stuff I want to make before the season slips away!
Dinner tonight, Garlic Scape Pesto and homemade pasta.
More photos and recipe to come.