Other veggie recipes I want to try include a corn relish (YUM) and a pickled veggie blend of carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, and red bell peppers. Those of you who have access to fresh fruits will love the jam and chutney recipes. I've wanted to make apple butter but so many recipes make huge batches, and as I said before, I don't want so many jars of one thing. If my son's apples are plentiful this fall, I will be making the recipe in this book which yields 4 cups that can be frozen for a year or stored in the fridge for three weeks. And before my raspberries are gone, I want to try the peach melba jam -- reminder to myself, buy a couple peaches, liquid pectin, and fruit fresh.
CQ products makes many, many small gift-type cookbooks. I first saw them at an ACE Hardware store, but I think many gift shops also carry their books. I know you can find this particular one on Barnes and Noble and you can certainly check out http://www.cqproducts.com/ to see all the choices. I want to thank CQ Products for sending me this and two other cookbooks for review purposes.
A garden note--- Behind our raised beds is another garden plot. This year that section has cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, beets, extra lettuce, peppers, and more tomato plants. It is edged in zinnias that are just beginning to bloom. This area also has my asparagus bed, two rhubarb plants and a small raspberry patch. If you look closely to the right of the garden shed you will see our rain water collector, made from a large blue barrel. Russ painted it blue and had the top fashioned from sheet metal. He calls this creation "Mr. Tin Man." I think it looks like an old-fashioned water tower.