"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ain't No Rest for the Wicked

I heard it's labor day weekend...something about taking time to 'relax' for all the labor you do year round.
But, I say, 'there ain't no rest for the wicked...'
And we all know money don't grow on trees ;)

Busy weekend none the less. We've been slanging apples (and pears) like no ones business and it consumed all but dinnertime out of the day yesterday.

Today I spent 97.9% of the day in the kitchen...but that's ok since I enjoy it ;) My son will probably grow up to be a Chef since he watches me every move, while I cook, with serious concentration. And then he shoots me that grin of his!

Celery from the garden with fresh eggs from a fellow farmer for Egg Salad.

She must think she is a Peach....

Baby Food!
Pureed Peaches

Today I put up 5 quarts of canned Peaches and 6 half-pints of Peach Butter.
Who has a fruit/veg strainer attachment for their KitchenAid? Can we Skype because I splurged and bought myself one today to make my life easier when canning and it just made me more frustrated. It JUICED my peaches...but more on that later. And I have 9#'s left to do something with, so if you have this attachment and know HOW to use it, let's chat!

And, ta-da! Another box of 'maters from my co-worker. And they are smelling heavenly roasting in the oven right now.


Susan said...

You're right about no rest for the wicked, although I couldn't hold a candle to the amount of work you did this weekend! I love the aroma of roasted tomatoes and I bet your kitchen smells heavenly...so you're not all that wicked : ) XOXO

Jill said...

Gosh, I sure hope someone can help you with your new attachment! You've still got a lot of work ahead of you but it all sure looks good.

Got a huge smile of your kitty in the peach box. :)

Laurie Neverman, The Common Sense Woman said...

Sorry, no help on the attachment. I use my hand crank food strainer for most of that sort of thing. I hear you on the "no rest" bit. My mom used to say that all the time. Yesterday I canned ten quarts of peaches, made two batches of jelly, and filled the dehydrator with sliced peaches. Then I realized I forgot to freeze some... Looks like I'll be on the lookout for more peaches.

Anonymous said...

The food grinder attachment just works that way. I like it for meat but now use my immersion blender to purée instead of the grinder because it is easier to clean.

Vanessa said...

You have been busy in the kitchen! I would like to have the same neighbor:)

kitsapFG said...

I always "labor" on Labor Day too! :D It's the peak time for putting things by and really is not a day for resting around here.

Love your farm fresh cat! That is a very cute picture.

Debi said...

There will be no rest for the weary either, and I think you be just about weary soon!! Do you ever sleep! I know your home must smell just fantastic!!