Thursday, August 21, 2008

Harvest






Our grapes are looking really great this year. I planted this vine only 3 years ago. Last year we got maybe 3 bunches of sweet table grapes (the grape is called Phoenix). This year the vine was loaded! We gave some to our neighbors. Nicole also helped me clean some for raisins. We of course are eating as many as we can. It's sad that they don't just keep all year. When the harvest is ready, you have to act. My yard is small. We could never live on the small amount of food we grow. We have a few tomatos, cucumbers, and salad. You should see my parent’s yard or my sister Shelley's yard. Shelley's yard is so fruitful I'm sure she could survive on what she grows (and stores). Shelley has a recipe for Lemon Shaker Pie on her blog. This is a pie my mom made when we were growing up. It is the sweetest sourest thing you'll ever eat. It is wonderful! I'm going to give it a try. I'm not much of a baker. I wonder where I can find glass pie pans. Pie is not a German thing! I only have metal pie pans and you can not use metal with this lemon pie.

2 comments:

Jill W said...

Those grapes look yummy! I need to check out that lemon pie recipe.

Cindy said...

They look delicious. I tried a grape from our vine a couple of weeks ago and they were SO sour. I'm hoping we get some good ones. I didn't think about drying them for raisins...hmm...