It’s been a tootie fruity week here on the urban homestead. We have fruits coming out of ears. If there’s one thing that is worth more than gold, it’s fruit. To be rich in fresh, nourishing fruit is such a blessing. Sorry veggies I love you just the same but fruit is my one weakness (a nod to Miss Lane)
The homestead kitchen is hopping- trays of desserts, jars of jams and bowls of ice cream are churning out from the nourishing center of our little universe.
We don’t eat much ice cream, but thanks to all the fruit and our little non electric ice cream maker Jordanne whipped up not just one but TWO batches of apricot ice cream. That creamy fruity goodness was yummy. Better than any ice cream from the store. The recipe was simple: 2 cups of pureed fruit, 1 cup milk. 1 cup cream and 3/4 cup sugar. Put the fruit, milk, sugar mixture in the little hand cranked machine and start turning. In less than 30 minutes – homemade ice cream!
Our apple trees are loaded with blushing pink Anna Apples. Last week made two batches of apple butter to put up and on Sunday did a bit of “batch baking.” Figured this Apricot N Apple Crumble recipe sounded good so made three trays worth to cover this week’s worth of breakfast.
The little patch of English Lavender is blooming and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! Mix the intoxicating scent of the blossoms with fruit and you got yourself a delicious treat, or jam for that matter.
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What’s in coming out of your kitchen these days? What sorts of creative ways are you using to use and preserve the harvest?