Sunday, September 10, 2017

blowin' in the wind .....

A strong wind has been blowing steadily for 3 days now - it's getting annoying - it's a chilly wind coming right off the water.  The temperature has been in the low 20s C - in the sun it's quite pleasant.  At the cabin we rely on Mother Nature to dry the laundry - this wind dries it quickly and fluffy.  The clotheslines are strung wherever they can catch the sun and wind breeze - two of the lines are at the other end of the property - my fella dug out this wagon from the shed so I could put the laundry basket on it rather than make a few trips carrying the basket.  Believe it or not this wagon belonged to our kids so it's old just like me although it has had a new body  - don't I wish - it's proven indispensible and I am appreciative.  


 This is what else I got up to today - dill pickle relish.  I regularly make sweet relish but had never tried dill pickle - my fella loves it!  Good friend and cottage neighbour, Ed, gave us a few huge, ripe cucumbers that were begging to be made into relish so that's what I did.  I enjoy preserving at the cabin - the windows are all open - I can hear the wind in the trees - there's always a bird singing outside the kitchen window - I can see the water from every window - what's not to like.  I also made some passata this past week - a first for me - it used up quite a few tomatoes - it is delicious - no photo.




Just a few days ago Ed invited us for supper and served moose ribs that were so tender and tasty along with freshly picked new potatoes, beets, beet tops, and carrots - doesn't get any better than that!  For dessert there was an apple tarte - apples were fresh picked that morning by my fella - our contribution to the meal.


autumn is a second spring
where every leaf is a flower

7 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

We have been enjoying the early fall-like weather here. Your meal at your friend's sounded yummy. Great use for the wagon! Enjoy the coming week, Kate.

Jenny said...

Moose ribs - goodness me, we don't have those here in New Zealand!!!

claire93 said...

I could do with a cart like that, to save my back when I take laundry out.

Anthea said...

It's been a very serviceable cart Kate... great use for it too!
All that preserving looks great, I love home made goodies like that , enjoy!

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, moose! I love moose, usually ground. Roasts can be tough. I've never had the ribs, but I can only expect they are delicious! It's been about the same temperatures around here, but starting Friday, we are rising back into the high 20s again. Love your little laundry cart, and your dill pickle relish. Are you using pickling cucumbers or regular cucumbers? I usually have my friend, Stacey, make pickles for me, most often Lime Pickles, because she knows how to use lime and you have to be careful with it. This isn't lime like from a green citrus fruit, it's the calcium hydroxide stuff. Anyway, what kind of cucumbers do you use for relish? It looks good!

Brigitte said...

Isn't it great how such old things like that cart come back into being very useful
It's so great to read about all these things made from from fresh vegetable and fruit from your own garden, Nothing better than this.

Carol said...

Your time at the cabin always sounds so relaxing, Kate :) I'm sure that relish is very tasty, too!