It is early in the summer season and I am ecstatic about my first fruits. Here are the first picking from my little garden. Tomatoes and peppers, to which you see, the pepper sauce (jar in the background) is already made and waiting for the heat to set in. There are also carrots, onions, green, red and yellow peppers, corn and okra to come!!! Shoot, I even have cucumbers growing in the topsy turvy hanging from the front porch. These are some of the things I remember as a child growing up. Eating tomato sandwiches (it is as it appears, only tomatoes, salt and pepper, bread and mayo)and always having pepper sauce around to put on anything fried or any veggie cooked from the garden. My kids think this is the strangest thing ever and just will not participate in the whole tomato sandwich fest. Then there is the ‘Blue Plate’ mayonnaise that I cannot find here in the great state of Virginia. I have seen it in some of the stores while traveling through North Carolina. Whenever I visit Mississippi, I always purchase 5 or 6 jars to bring back. I also plan to try my hand at canning preserves and jellies this year. Plum is favorite and very plentiful here. Once again, my kids wonder what is wrong with the plum jelly sold in the store. As my son so philosophically places it, “Why do you have to keep re-inventing the wheel?” My nice teen-aged response to this, “WHATEVER”! At any rate, I am proud of my first fruits and have already anxiously shared them . Hmmm… just a question to ponder … do we have the same enthusiasm for our tithes? "Give as freely as you have received!" (Matt 10:8). Sharing Brings JOY!!
Posted by Queen Gwennie at 8:44 PM