I came home to a garden bursting with veggies. What you can't see: the 5 lb zucchini monstrosity that was ignored until I returned.
I sure wish these tomatoes would ripen soon!
The blackberries were in full swing when I returned. I made a few jars of blackberry jam and promised Elizabeth she could help me make more this weekend.
We also made blackberry jam muffins.
Blackberry Jam Muffins (aka Purple People Eater Muffins)
1 cup crushed blackberries (I put them through the food processor & you can strain them if you don't want the seeds)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup quick oats
1 tbsp baking powder
1/3 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil
Mix all ingredients together until just blended. Fill 12 muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.
Then with the huge zuke, I made Zucchini Chocolate Chip cookies. They were a hit! I think the kids particularly liked the fact they could see the zucchini but not taste it in the cookies.
Finn clearly enjoyed his cookies!
Paulie and Elizabeth discovered the ripening blueberries from our scrawny little blueberry bush. Note to self: one year soon we must decide to love this bush to good health.
Paulie thought he could hold Elizabeth's hair, making her look like a gnome. He even asked if I'd erase him in photoshop. :)
And Finn found some rain water to bathe his cars.
Yep, we are certainly getting back into the swing of our summer.