up to our ears...

this week on
notes from maggie's farm

Well, friends, I'm just up to my ears in preserving this week!  Our July commonly looks something just like this--more foods to preserve than we have time with which to do so.  We're up to our ears!  But we've still got big plans for the week.

This week, on Notes From Maggie's Farm, we'll be 'putting by' a unique, and if I may say so, deLISH Texas Peach, Sweet Onion, and Thyme relish, and we'll show you a pretty darned genius way of using it, along with your other canned jams, jellies, and relishes, to dress up a simple meal-- Peachy-Glazed Pork with Sweet Peppers.

We'll get out of the kitchen for a brief respite on Wednesday, as we visit the sultry city of New Orleans, and The House of Blues, then later in the evening, we'll be at Cupcakes and Cocktails, the Austin Food Blogger Alliance fundraiser in support of Bake A Wish Austin.  We'll get pics, I promise!  

When Thirsty Thursday comes around, we'll be making quick work of a cocktail using the precious fruity dregs of our jelly jars, and later in the day, we'll pull out all the stops with infused salts, with which to dress those jammy, and jammin, thirst-quenchers.

On Friday, we'll be showcasing Basil Malt Spicy Mustard we made last week, and enjoying a quick take on the classic Chicken Dijon. 

That's our big plans. Of course, just plans. What actually occurs may not remotely resemble this list seeing as how we're at the beck and call of our gardens, and this small farm that often has plans other than the ones we've set forth.

What do you have planned for this week?

“Summertime, I think, is a collective unconscious. We all remember the notes that made up the song of the ice cream man; we all know what it feels like to brand our thighs on a playground slide that's heated up like a knife in a fire; we all have lain on our backs with our eyes closed and our hearts beating across the surface of our lids, hoping that this day will stretch just a little longer than the last one, when in fact it's all going in the other direction.” ―Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper


  1. Maggie, I wish I lived closer so you could teach me to can foods. I love the photos on your blog! What do I have planned this week? Jury duty, housecleaning, writing assignments, cake decorating, and hopefully a few more blog sponsors. Have a great one!

  2. We're canning some more, on the blog, tomorrow, so stop in and see what's going on, if you get a chance. Thank so so much for your kind compliments about my photography. I've been at it only a little over a year, but it is truly a joy.

    You have a big week planned! I'll teach you what I know about blog photography if you teach me how to get blog sponsors, please ; }

    Thanks for stopping by!


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