FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Leftovers of the Season ....

Hard to believe summer is almost over, kids are back to school and I'm starting to make a list of what needs to be done before the snow flies!  Not a happy thought to say the least.

Spent the week using up some year end fruit and veggies.  First off, I had about four Colorado peaches sitting on the counter.  I had my fill of just picking them up, washing them off and eating like an apple so decided to use the rest with some puff pastry.




The peaches were just luscious...what's nice about the puff pastry is you can use this as a dessert or as a pastry for morning breakfast...so it didn't last long.  One sheet of thawed puff pastry, sliced peaches placed on a diagonal..bake..brush a little apricot preserves on top..Enjoy!



Next... using up cukes, onions and peppers to make a small batch of refrigerator pickles.  I remember my Mom having a huge gallon jar filled with these all summer long.  She and Dad would have them as a side for almost every meal.



Slice up desired veggies, add some salt and celery seed.  Make a cold brine of sugar and vinegar, pour over the veggies and refrigerate.  Simple and so good.



My coleus medley has turned into a giant..it is taking up alot of space but I love it..



Love my whimsy Cosmos...



Bought a little cat bed for the kitties...they are even learning to share, which surprised me







I was going through some of my Mom's old "button jar" items.  She used to throw everything in here from buttons, zippers and some "other treasures" that I hadn't seen for many, many years.  Can you pick put the special 'treasure'?????



Hint... used before the invention of pantyhose!  LOL, But I'm sure Carol still uses them with her fishnets!!


Thanks For Stopping By....






8 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The peach pastry sounds great and the coleus looks beautiful! I think it's funny that the cats are taking turns on the bed too. Usually they just kinda avoid them:@)

Marigene said...

That peach tart looks to die for, Barb!
Your kitties are beauties...

Kathleen said...

The peach tart looks so good!

Carol uses duct tape on her fish nets!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

We have a local orchard that has land in Georgia and were getting delicious peaches. Your peach tart looks divine. Carol wears fishnets? LOL

Cathy said...

Isn't it wonderful what can be done with a sheet of puff pastry?! You made the right decision with your peaches. I keep a jar of fridge pickles on hand all the time. My grandmother used to serve them at every meal and I'm just carrying on the tradition.

Can't stop laughing over Kathleen's comment.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I thought I had commented on this but maybe I just came to comment and got distracted :)

I love making simple tarts with puff pastry but, sadly, John does not like peaches :( Great idea to add peppers to the pickle jar! My mother had a jar of frig pickles going for months too.

Wonderful memories in that button box. My sister must have my mom's!

Barbara said...

Love your way of using things up, Barb!
Puff pastry is so much fun, isn't it? I'd adore that tart!
(I have a sneaky feeling my sewing box is nothing but spare buttons. Very disorganized, though!)

Carol said...

My grandma used to have those things, too, made me smile! YAY, first day of school today, happy dance in my fishnets!