I was hoping for this. John LaBoyto told me that if I wanted any good, sweet, ripe, organic watermelons this year, that we're going to need some hot weather. Well here you go John, I'm going to be first in line for watermelons when they are ripe. The last time that we had really good watermelons it was hot like this.
If you want to enjoy the hot summer days, get up early, soak up the clean fresh morning air. Hole up for a few hours in the heat, then come out and play again in the afternoon.
I picked some blackberries in the cool morning air this morning. I'm going to make myself a blackberry/apple pie. I have an outside oven. If I had a solar oven it would probably be too hot today.
I'm gonna mix the blackberries half and half with sliced apple, sprinkle on the sugar with a little flour in it to thicken the juice, then put in a little allspice and cinnamon. Then I'm going to put a few pats of butter in with the berries, then I'm gonna put one more pat of butter in for Julia Child. I'm gonna make a butter pie crust, put the filling in, and bake it until in bubbles and browns. Then in the evening when it cools out I'll have some good old country pie and think about how I wish a person could still get good fresh cows cream to make homemade ice cream.
I wonder what the poor Eskimos are doing today?