Last Sunday Uncle Harold, Aunt Mary and Aunt Judy came up for a visit.
Uncle Harold and Richie seized the opportunity take a nap.
Meet Bojangals, Aunt Mary and Uncle Harold's cute little lamb dog.
Bo is the sweetest little thing...his gentle and friendly personality reminds me of an Ausie my family had.
Green beans! These are Louisiana Purple Pod from Heirloom Acres seed.
There were a few Blue Lake pole beans ready too!
Rich and Janet have this cute little window over the sink that lets the sun shine in so beautifully for pictures!
Dilly beans are a family favorite. We could eat them at every meal! Here's the recipe for those of you who don't have it already!
4 lbs. trimmed green beans
4 heads dill
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cayenne pepper per quart jar
5 cups vinegar
5 cups water
1/2 cup canning salt (don't substitute regular salt, this is chemistry!)Pack beans lengthwise into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. To each quart, add 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper, 1 clove garlic and 1 head dill. Combine remaining ingredients in a large sauce pot (non-reactive, like an enamel or glass pot). Bring to a boil. Pour hot liquid over beans, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
Yield: 4 quarts
One of the plum trees produced a great crop of plums this year, so I made some jam with several pounds.