|Cabernet Sauvignon. Coming to a wine bottle near you... in two to three years.|
I was going to list a set of jar labels and a fun lunch checklist before school started and never got around to it (see! too busy!) so I thought I'd just share the labels here as a free printable.
|2 inch label on an Elite Ball jar. My sister wanted me to say "jamn" instead of "damn" which I thought was brilliant, but wanted to use these for more then just jam. I like them filled out with pencil.|
You can write in any flavor of jam, hummus, pickles, etc. and practice you penmanship. I was super bummed when I realized that my son's new school is nut-free. No more PB&J on the days I can't figure out what to make him! And we have sooo much jam from our garden.. My mother-in- law raided our garden and her own and made more then 300 jars of jam this summer (for my sister-in-law's wedding next year to give as favors), plus the dozens of jars we made for ourselves... and we still have berries!
Here for a PDF sized to fit 2.5 inch round labels (Avery 5294 or OL 350)
Here for a PDF sized to fit 1.67 inch round labels (Avery 5293 or OL 325)
Here for a PDF sized to fit 2 inch round labels (OL 5375 or print on a full sheet label or copy paper and glue to use with a 2" round punch)
Back to School Garden Tour! Please note that I LOVE my garden, but am in no way responsible for it's glory or yummy output. I have a single house plant named Harvey. No tips or tricks from me. We (obviously) can't eat all this. We give a lot of it to friends and co-workers and take everything leftover to the Food Bank. To keep myself from looking foolish I only took pictures of things I recognized; there was an embarrassing amount I didn't. Mostly trees.
|Never ending Raspberries. Delightful!|
|The Green Bean Tunnel. Abby plays here a lot and I can't blame her. Great fresh and so many ways to pickle them.|
|Pumpkins! Told you Halloween was coming up fast. Expect carvings on the blog.|
|Artichokes. I had no idea these were in our garden. Not really lunchbox-able.|
|Apples- these are great baking, not so good for school lunch. Not sweet. Might be Gravensteins?? I don't know my apples. |
*** I've been informed this is a rare quince tree, not an apple at all which would explain why you can't just eat them.***
|Mulberry TREE, not bush, people. Make as a chunky jam-chutney and use on meats, like duck.|
|Some sort of lettuce... I think. Embarrassing.|
***My mom emailed me to say that this is in fact Swiss Chard and that she has served it to me multiple times in my life.***
|Row of cherry tomatoes, I like to take these as snack to the preschool with mini whole wheat bagels and cream cheese. The kids love it.|
|Strawberry wine barrels. Jackrabbits will devour them if you plant them in the ground.|
|Cutting flowers for arrangements that I constantly forget to go cut and arrange.|
|A huge pile of garlic, dusted with redwood needles. Who needs a root cellar when you have trees? My husband roasts and pickles these. They kind of freak me out like this.|