A few times in the past couple days I have been giddy with the abundance that surrounds me.
It’s the time of year where I live that many wonderful things to eat spontaneously appear…all for free. Sugary nectar figs drip off tree branches, blackberries literally spilling over every fence, too many plums and apples to know what to do with.
I’ve been making kale chips that are so addictive that Pat and I pretty much ate them as fast as I could turn them out of the oven. All it takes is a trip into the backyard and I can fill a huge bowl of kale to shake up with oil and salt. AS MUCH AS I COULD POSSIBLY EVER WANT.
This concept reminds me of my fortune and the feeling that resonates within me as my hand moves over thousands of plump delicious sugar-bombs is unbound gratitude.
Tomorrow is market day which means the farmers bounty arrives neatly for our selection. The diversity of flavours is marveling.
In our yard, the main crop this year will be tomatoes. I’ve planted about 12 plants this year from seed started in my guest-bedroom and every one of them is thriving! I see the tidy bunches of green nutrient-capsules and cannot guess at how many pounds I will be able to work with.
Freeze the berries
Stew the apples for canning
Grate the zucchini and portion for freezing
Pit the cherries and drown them in brandy
Dry those figs that have somehow been saved from our gaping maws
I love this time of year. It’s not often we have not only everything we need, but then some.