It's been a beautiful week at the farm. This was the early morning view from my kitchen last Tuesday. Around every corner is another amazing view of autumn, something I hope I never get tired of.
Inside the kitchen, it was fairly beautiful, as well. The lovely stuff to the left is strawberry consomme, one of the key ingredients in Pickled Beets and Strawberries. I made a trial batch this past week to see how many jars can be made from one 25-pound bag of beets. The answer is 35 16 ounce jars, in case you were also wondering. That means I need to buy 197 bags of beets to fill the order we have. And there are 25 pounds of strawberries draining into the container, yielding enough for two batches. There are 25 pounds of strawberries--give or take a little--in 3 flats of strawberries. That's 821 flats, though that doesn't sound right. Math is not always my strong suit.
I hope I'll see you all Saturday at LouAnn's! I'm just DYEING to go!