Skip to comments.Weekly Garden Thread - September 21-27, 2019
Posted on 09/21/2019 7:10:40 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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It’s Autumn in New England....
And it’s SPECTACULAR! :-)
I hope to be here later after my daughter fixes what I have done wrong to my photo storage sites. What do you use for formatting photos Diana?
We had some Oregon Mist this week...it Mist Oregon and rained like hell in Humboldt county
Just have lettuce growing now. Buttercrunch....awesome.
Peppers are still going strong, putting on blossoms. Tomatoes are done.
Visited the local farmer’s market and discovered the Mennonites had wrapped up their sales. Bought some cucumbers from lady north of here. 2 for $1.
Next Saturday will be it for Sandy and Sally, selling hot hot peppers and hard neck garlic.
I might load up a few.
In 1973, renowned WA horticulturalist John Cripps crossed the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams apples to create a new apple, Cripps Pink. Now marketed around the world as the Pink Lady, this delicious local invention is Australias most popular apple. Known for their attractive pink colouring, fizzy mouth feel, sweetness and crunch, Pink Lady apples have a high sugar content which also makes them perfect for cooking. Try them out in this impressive home baked Pink Lady Apple Pie.
Pink Lady Apple Pie / Serves 8
Ingredients Shortcrust Pastry 2 cups plain flour 1/3 cup icing sugar 145g butter, cubed 2-3 tablespoons iced water
Apple filling 8 peeled, cored and thinly sliced Pink Lady Apples 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp Cinnamon Juice of half a lemon 2 tbsp cornflour 1/2 tsp salt
Crust topping 1 egg, beaten 2 tbsp granulated sugar
Method Add the flour, sugar and cubes of butter to your food processor and pulse until the mixture has a breadcrumb consistency. With the processor on, slowly add iced water until the dough comes together in a smooth ball. Lightly knead then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 190C.
Remove pastry from fridge and roll out between two sheets of baking paper to 3mm thickness. Cut pastry base to size to line a greased 25cm pie dish and roll the remaining pastry into a ball and wrap. Place pastry into pie dish and prick all over with a fork. Line with foil and weigh down with pie weights or dried beans. Cook for 15 minutes then. Remove from oven, take out the weights and foil lining and allow to cool.
Mix all filling ingredients in a large bowl. Place filling inside the pie base and roll out the remaining pastry to cover (you may have to brush the edges of the pie base with water to help it stick). Crimp edges together. Cut vents in the top crust to let steam escape. Brush lid of pie with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Chill in freezer 15 min for flaky pastry. Bake golden 190C (375 F) 45 minutes. Cool for at least an hour before serving.
Serve warm or cool with vanilla ice cream or triple pour cream.
You found it! Nice.
Beautiful. Very healthy looking.
Eastern Kansas here. The tomatoes and peppers are going crazy! My fall garden is thriving. I wish I had planted more. Im flash freezing my cherry tomatoes and Serrano peppers. I have about six quarts. Later in the season Ill make a batch of salsa.
Racing the calendar after a very late start. A few Sweet Million tomatoes out there. Small, though.
And about 4-6 larger tomatoes. I could get one really nice one. Yeah, like a $1 worth. LOL
My peppers are growing. Just a few. Also racing with those.
I knew I was starting way too late.
I was expecting harvest season to start in 2-3 weeks, because of our late spring. So it was a bit of a surprise to find 3 ripe pumpkins, 2 seed-ripe cucumbers, and 3 buckets of very damaged corn yesterday.
The beefy beans look like the first flush will be ready in just a few more days. I have no idea where my watermelons went, and I didn’t see any ripe squash on my other plants, although by the time I got that far I was barely able to move, so I didn’t look all that closely. I did manage to get corn pollination bags on some of the corn that wasn’t ripe yet. I’m hoping that will protect them at least a little bit.
I need to cut down on the critter population on my land. Between the deer and the raccoons, its a wonder I got any corn at all.
its been a good garden year and already planning for next year..(roma's for canning and beef steak to eat..)
You may have more colorful trees than we do (in some years) but Wisconsin has Donald Driver as their 'Spokes-model!'
I link photos from my Facebook account. Zuck can afford the bandwidth. ;)
Hope you’re up and running, soon!
“Serve warm or cool with vanilla ice cream or triple pour cream.”
In Wisconsin, you eat your Apple Pie warm, with a slightly melted slice of sharp Cheddar on top.
It’s. The. Law. :)
Great find, as always!
Mom & I hit a local farm yesterday and split a peck of ‘Zestar’ apples. We both want to make applesauce. I’m using our home-grown apples (Haralson & Liberty) for pies. Confession: We also split a six-pack of Apple Cider Doughnuts; I had the last of mine for breakfast. ;)
Leaving myself a note to post my French Apple Pie recipe and the Crock Pot Applesauce recipe later today. I am pretty much stuck inside today as it’ll be raining all day. We’re getting the remnants of the storm that dumped so much rain (40” and more!) on Texas, the poor Schmucks!
You are definitely our Hot Pepper Expert! :)
Yes you are getting some rain, it started here last night expect it heavier later. Our church has a fall festival today, looks like they will have to have it all inside. There is room. Looks like a day of sewing for me and we’ll get a couple of take out dinners from the festival. Winner winner chicken dinner (or pulled pork if you prefer). Either way no cooking for me. Yea!
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