It’s apricot season, and our apricot tree was extremely prolific! So for at least a couple of weeks (if not more), Jeff picked apricots every day, and we spent a fair bit of time “processing” them (mostly in the old kitchen – the new kitchen wasn’t quite ready yet.) I’m so happy with the results!
Jeff came up with the idea of stewing them (no sugar or anything else added), so we have many containers of beautiful, delicious apricot sauce, some in the fridge and some in the freezer. Friends have told us it’s yummy on ice cream and in smoothies. We love it with all of the meats we grill (including duck), and in our breakfast fruit bowls. What fun!
And, well, what do you do with the juice? Create an adult beverage, of course. So, apricot juice, triple sec (or vodka) and Perrier – yum! Jeff named it the Carcassonne sunset.
He also wanted to dry a lot of them (some outside and some in the oven) so now we have several bags of delicious dried apricots.
And even though it’s all delicious, Jeff is planning on pruning the tree back a bit so we don’t have quite so many next year. Here are a few more photos. Now, it’s on to gathering the grapes from our two grape vines!
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