Saturday, July 26, 2008

When Life Hands You Lemons

Actually, it seems more difficult to get ahold of lemons lately. When I bought two 3L bottles of olive oil at Napa Valley Olive Oil Manufactory, I also picked up a pile of lemons so I could make some more lemon chutney this weekend. The first batch I made was with this recipe from Love and Cooking, but I might actually try this recipe from Nourish Me -- and I just got a copy of "Nourishing Traditions" and "Wild Fermentation," so am going to scour them for interesting ideas.

No rest for the wicked -- after backpacking in Yosemite (photos to be up on Flickr soon!) and three days at Harbin (where I had 5 massages in 3 days), I have a lot on my plate for this weekend:
  • re-tie and stake tomatoes -- they are going nuts!
  • weeding & watering
  • finding a place to plant beans (where broccoli rab used to be), dill, garlic and purslane
  • lemon chutney - zesting and juicing the lemons today, cooking tomorrow
  • painting all the pieces for the solar dehydrator with spar varnish in preparation for putting them together (my friend Eric said he might even be up for helping with assembly)
  • finish Matthew's quilt - it's all pinned, I just have to get it on the machine and do the top quilting
  • buy more soil and clothesline (my line snapped in several places due to weathering!)
All that and I still plan to see Persephone's Bees at the Uptown tonight!

1 comment:

Chile said...

Lemon chutney sounds pretty tasty. When I had a boatload of lemons this spring, I made some sweet Indian lemon pickles that came out very tasty.