I went and picked more blueberries with a friend today. Gorgeous weather and still great picking. The season started a bit later and our weather pattern has helped sustain them for a while longer than usual. We picked about 13 pounds and they are delicious.
After picking I went to another orchard to get seconds of peaches so I will be able to can some. I can’t believe what I got were seconds. They are really beautiful. Still need to ripen a bit and no bruising….not complaining at all! Some of these are the biggest peaches I’ve seen!
Canning them today was out of the question so I decided to try a recipe for blueberry peach bread. I found a recipe that I thought sounded good and used that. You can find it here http://www.bigbearswife.com/2013/07/blueberry-peach-bread.html. I tweaked it just a bit by adding a splash of almond flavoring to the batter in addition to the vanilla.
I made a quadruple recipe so I can freeze some loaves – oh my gosh the house smelled amazing while these were in the oven.
The quadruple recipe yielded 5 mini loaves and 6 regular sized loaves of bread.
This morning I picked a bunch of salsa peppers and some other green peppers and this afternoon I harvested the last of the green beans from the first planting and then pulled the plants to clear space for some kind of fall crop. There were a few tomatoes to harvest as well. Not a bad little harvest today!
Can’t wait to can the peaches when they ripen up a bit! Good to have a productive and fun day…