I managed to foil the neighborhood scavengers, thwart (somewhat) a very determined and gluttonous squirrel and even impeded an onslaught of Japanese beetles to safeguard the makings for a double-batch of my vanilla-scented nectarine preserves made from home harvested fruit. Victory (and its spoils) are mine!
I’ve been practicing my canning skills. Here’s a few things I’ve made so far:
My first attempt…with lemons and lavender from my garden.
Lemon Lavender Marmalade
My second attempt:
Strawberry Balsamic Coulis
And this weekend, with fruit from my garden:
Spiced Nectarine Butter