My Week on Wednesday… August 6

My Week on Wednesday -- Join me each week to find out what I've learned, what I've been doing, and read up on the different blogs I've been visiting! ~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

 

Hello and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday where I take a few moments to share what I’ve been doing over the week. I share some of the blogs I’ve visited, and some of the things that I have learned.

The Year Wheel has turned again and the Harvest Season is upon us. On the first of August we celebrated Lughnasadh, or Lammas, which marks the mid-point between the Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox, and is the first of three harvest festivals. The sun’s light is strong, and the days are hot, but we begin to notice the days are not as long as they were. Things are ripening almost faster than we can preserve them.

Lughnasadh // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

I think it particularly fitting that I spent this week canning the very last of the cherries, and also making cherry and apricot preserves, blueberry jam, and cherry pit syrup. (Yes, it’s delicious!) I also froze cherries, and dehydrated apricots and blueberries. (I love my dehydrator more every time I use it!)

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I have yet to really tackle any vegetables, but here is a great post on Preserving Zucchini, and another post specifically about How to Freeze Zucchini. Because zucchini is pretty much coming of of everyone’s ears right about now, yes? What else is in season where you are?

Personally, I have a pile of green peppers on the counter just waiting to be frozen! And here is a post about Freezing Beets, which is something I have never done before… but I just love beets, so I’m going to be giving it a try in a week or two!

Harvest Season also means fruit fly season. Kick, ’em to the curb, baby, with 7 Tips for Combating Fruit Flies in Your Kitchen!

Oh, and did you know that even now it’s not too late to start your garden? Check out these Crops You Can Plant in the Middle of the Season.

And let’s not forget about the very best part of the Harvest Season: Eating fresh and delicious food! I cannot wait to try Nectarine Avocado Fruit Salad from Kitchen with a View. (And thank you so much, Timber Creek Farm, for recommending it!) Actually, Kitchen with a View has about three more dishes that I’m dying to try, but I sort of felt that linking to all of them might seem a little obsessive. You’ll just have to poke around her blog yourself and find them for yourselves! 😉

I’m also dying to try this Real Food Chocolate Cake… because, um, It’s Chocolate Cake.

Finally I wanted to share this post full of beautiful wildflower pictures; they are simply gorgeous. And I just love wildflowers.

And that brings us to the Quote of the Week. Approximately daily, I post quotes on my Facebook Page. The quote with the most likes, shares, and comments will become the Quote of the Week. This one comes from Margot Adler, NPR correspondent and author of Drawing Down the Moon, who recently passed away.

Margot quote

Thank you for joining me for My Week on WednesdayTell me, what did you do this week? I’d love to hear!

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