As it happens we had apples left over from the first batch of apple sauce, and since I had the oven on for something else, Miriam decided to make some of her mouth-wateringly delicious apple strudel muffins. You see the result below and I am sure that you are salivating just looking at the pictures.
There are many reasons why being married to Miriam is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. Her muffins rank highly in this assessment!
We both love pickled beets, and so do the kids, since a jar or two can go out the door with them when they visit, and we prefer the little beets which we pickle whole. They are really succulent and never tough or fibrous which can sometimes be the case with full size beets.
Once they have had a couple of weeks to age satisfactorily they are delicious beyond reason and a sandwich without a couple on the side of the plate just wouldn't be right.
The local farmers'market is a joy to visit any time but in the fall when all the fruits and vegetables are being harvested it holds a special appeal not found at other times of the year. Even if I don't need to buy anything I enjoy a couple of hours at the market just to revel in the colours. There is a huge variety of fresh produce, all mouth-wateringly good and freshly picked.
The following pictures speak for themselves and need no further comment from me. Rest assured, however, that we will be taking full advantage of this bounty, and there are many more jars to be filled before we are through. Pickles and baby corn may be the next candidates, in addition to a couple more batches of beets. It involves a little work, obviously, but Miriam and I do it together, chatting away all the time as we work in the kitchen, and before you know it another batch is ready for storage. I am sure that one day we will be unable to do this but we intend to carry on with this tradition for as long as our bodies permit. The results are more than worth the effort we put in to it.