It rained this morning! Woo hoo! LOL. I can't explain just how excited we get when it rains, here, in southern California! I was glad that I had procrastinated on watering the vegetable plants, yesterday, because Mother Nature took care of it for me, today! After the rain, we had hazy sunshine and a high of 65F.
|Feijoa (Pineapple Guava)|
Today, I made a batch of feijoa (pineapple guava) and ginger jam. I didn't have a big crop of feijoa this year and a number of the fruit I did get had something wrong with them (a big cavity inside where, normally, there would be seeds and flesh!) After I put those aside to compost and scooped the flesh from the good ones (the peels get composted, too), there was exactly 1 lb. of fruit to be made into jam! A lot of cutting and scooping to get even that amount of usable fruit! Just enough for almost four half-pint jars (the 4th jar is only 3/4 full). I flavored the jam with a little preserved ginger. The three full jars will be gifted.
In addition to making the jam, I brought in the trash cans, took some cuttings from one of the sweet potato plants to see if I can get them to root, read blogs, watched news, did the dishes, chatted with friend R, and cooked dinner: a fish curry (I used frozen pollock), rice, and a cucumber salad, plus there was zucchini chutney to have with the dinner. My daughter complained that the fish curry tasted too good and she had to have seconds! LOL.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Rain for the garden!
- A good roof to keep the rain from leaking in!
- Fruit from the garden
- Homemade jam for gifting
- Chatting with friends
Today's joyful activity was making jam.
Tomorrow, M will be here in the morning to tend to the garden. I need to start on a couple of other holiday gifts!
How was your Tuesday? Does it rain a lot in your area? What are your plans for Wednesday?