I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there.
~John Vance Cheney
Hubby bought in the apricot harvest, so I’ve been busy in the kitchen. Once apricots taste the summer heat, they ripen in a hurry!
I’ve filled the pantry with Apricot-Ginger and Apricot-Almond Jam:
I also load a steamer full of apricots and extracted unsweetened juice. I can the juice and use it to make syrup, or jelly, on a boring winter day when I want to do something comforting in the kitchen.
One doesn’t have to cut and pit fruit when steaming, but I do it for two reasons. I like to be sure I don’t have worms (there weren’t any) and I like to use the pulp. Nothing goes to waste!
One can use the pulp to make jam, but since I already have lots of that, I decided to puree the pulp with brown sugar and can it. I can use this as a base for salsas and bbq sauces. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm good!
What are you harvesting?