I suppose as we had snow this evening I must grudgingly admit that the growing season has come to a close. We managed to get out and get somethings done before the day ended. I have about a bushel and a half of apples we picked from my sister’s trees today. I also picked a bunch of herbs. Some of the herbs I will dry, some I will put in some herb butter.
1 cup softened butter
4- 8 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs – chives, basil, rosemary and oregano all work nicely.
The herbs should be used to suit your own tastes. I usually start with 8 cloves of pressed garlic but honestly I don’t measure the herbs. I just pick them, wash them in the salad spinner, and chop them. Then I stir the herbs into the butter. Pack it into small containers and then pop the containers in the freezer. I use this butter to season rice, grits and other side dishes over the winter.
I also wanted to cover my tomatoes tonight but the wind is just ridiculous. I will have to hope that all the leaves that got caught in them today will protect them a bit. Tomorrow I will be picking green tomatoes. Its a good thing I live with a Southern boy.