Can you believe it, still getting fresh Rasberries out of the garden..

As you know its eat out of your pantry but you got to love still getting fresh fruit from the garden in oct.. they are so sweet but they are winding down now so it makes this even more special.

Want a tip, did you know that one pint of fruit in a light syrup makes a perfect fruit jello, one package of knox, following the directions for 1/4 cup cold water, sprinckled over, mix and then add 1/4 cup boiling water stir well to disolve then stir into a dish that will hold a pint of fruit and juice, then chill in the fridge till set.. so quick, so easy, and you are limited only by the home fruits you canned, you can also make any of your canned fruit juices into wonderful flavoured jello’s, Elderberry is one of my favorites.

But what about if you are in a Chocolate mood, I like this recipe from  the more with less cookbook.

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp of Coco
  • If calls for 1/2 cup of sugar but I have cut it down to 1/4 with no issues, I have also replaced the sugar with honey and that works well.
  • 2 tbsp of cornstarch

Cook over a low slow heat until thickened, stirring it the whole time with a whisk if possable,  if you want it to be more rich like a store bought pudding, add a tbsp of butter at the end and mix it in, if you want to add a little twist, stir in 1/4 a cup of smooth peanut butter if you add the peanut butter, please omit the butter.

What little treasure are you still getting from your garden? Do you have a favorite homemade pudding recipe to share?

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9 Responses to Can you believe it, still getting fresh Rasberries out of the garden..

  1. Blogger won’t let me post! I’m not sure what’s going on and I’m up to my ears in food so I haven’t had a chance to look for tech support. I spent the day grating cabbage and carrots and mixing up barbecue sauce (which is canning). Sauerkraut is hopefully forming and I’m drying a bunch of carrots.

    I hadn’t realized you could use honey in pudding. I think some chocolate pudding sounds very nice. I haven’t made it in years, but I know I always added an egg.

    My biggest treasure? NONE of my farmer’s customers want her jalapenos – I brought home another 7 litre basket full, for free.

    • Hi C.D. I wondered what was up, I figured you were so busy with food plus the job you said you had going on, buti t never occurred to me that you might be be able to post, silly blogger, hopefully it will get fixed soon. The honey works for me, awesome gift in regards to the jalapenos, are you drying them, or making hot sauce, I am guessing that you are using some in the BBQ sauce? Nice to hear from you..

      • I’m going to dry the peppers. I already have a bunch that have been soaking in vinegar and sugar in the fridge – I just put a bunch of *those* through the food mill and mixed them with a potful of “rescued tomatoes”. You know the ones – where you’re cutting off as much as you’re keeping? L says she should be paying me to take them. LOL Anyway, that will be a bunch of bottles of spicy barbecue sauce.

        Yes, I’ve been dealing with food, up to my ears in it, plus my client emailed me with “Um, could you put that one aside for a bit and do this one quickly?” so I’ve got two big papers I’m working on. While it’s a lot of work on both fronts, it means that I always have something either mental or physical to choose to do.

        Oh – last night Mr D brought home a big bag of Ambrosia apples from work. (There’s a dispute about pay and he’s agreeing to take some in trade!) Have you ever had them – these are the most amazing apples I’ve ever tasted! I think they taste like sweetened pineapple, Explosion thinks they taste like “banana apples!” and Mr D thinks they taste like canteloupe. They’re the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Apple!

  2. Daisy says:

    Lucky you with the raspberries! I can’t believe we still haven’t got a frost yet, I’m still picking ripe peppers from the garden which is crazy. My garden has done better in the last month and a half than the whole summer! I picked my spinach and it grew back!! 🙂 The pudding sounds awesome and will be making an appearance in my kitchen shortly. Oh, and I sent you an email…it’s about zombies. 😉

  3. Bridget Foy says:

    I like the sound of that pudding!

  4. Deb W says:

    Hi FarmGal, Was just noticing the lovely crochet tablecloth in your photo. So, who’s the one with the “Patience of Job in a Peacock Pattern”?
    And is that a White Raspberry on the very top? If so, do they taste much different than the red type? Mm,mm, I can almost taste (and smell; ) that beautiful bowlful from here! And still picking raspberries a full month into Fall… WOW! (I’m with Daisy on this one.)

    • The Tablecloth was a gift from my momma, she crocket’s and I knit, that is indeed a yellow rasberry on top, they are very firm and sweet, they have less of a acid under bite to them on the tongue then the reds do. I can’t believe we are so lucky as to still have them coming in..its wonderful!

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