This morning I started to feel a return to the normal rhythms of summer after being laid up following knee surgery - yeah, I sure know how to have fun! My friend James gifted me some giant squash last weekend and I admit - I blinked - some of my cocozelle got really enormous. But having 20# of overgrown squash in the kitchen doesn't present enough of a challeng.
This morning, I borrowed a friend's truck and headed off to pick pears & lemons at someone's house in Kensington. The pears are small and green, falling easily off the tree - none are really ripe yet so I don't know how they will taste. The lemons were offered while I was busy picking pears - and they are round, soft ripe Meyer lemons that smell positively gorgeous.
On the way home, I stopped at the Temescal Farmer's Market and ran into Asiya from ForageOakland - I hustled her to the parking lot to load her bag with pears & lemons - we had a nice chat about her blog (go check it out!) and caught up a bit. James took a few pears and lemons on Sunday, and more are promised to Veronika later this week. Time to go plan some preserving projects & check in on my garden!