We’ve dried kiwi fruit, melon, raspberries and pineapple plus more apples and bananas. We’ve tasted them to see if they were dry – the taste doesn’t hit you until you’ve chewed for a few moments, and when it does – WOW! Some of the fruit was sticking to the trays during the drying process, so a turn now and again.
Went down to the allotment a couple of days ago so we could dig some more potatoes, and spray the rest with Bordeaux. Also gave the potatoes a foliar feed. My area has had a few Smith Periods which means that the conditions have been ideal for blight.
Yesterday, went to the local agricultural show. They had a produce show – not many jams. I could have entered the 2 redcurrant jams I did. As for allotment produce – there was no competition! One entry each of rhubarb, fruit medley, 2 tatty cos lettuce and 3 potatoes. Disappointing, though we could have entered and swept the floor – our lettuce and potatoes looking good plus I could have pulled a few shallots, turnips…. but then I think, they’d have been stuck in that tent for ages in the heat (well, it was the perfect summer’s day) and we wouldn’t have been able to use them food-wise at their best.