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Garden in October

The peppers do not tolerate night frosts. So they were uprooted and now are ripening nicely in the barn. They will be fit for drying.

Many leaves to rake up.

Cabbage for sauerkraut. My cabbage is without toxic substances. I used natural methods (garlic extract and soft soap) to protect against cabbage pests. But how totally protect, for me there are large areas that still remain unexplored. This year I planted so much cabbage that despite the pests, it is enough for processing.

Carrots for sauerkraut.


Miscanthus sinensis

Decorative pumpkins

Cherry tree and virginia creeper

Cynara cardunculus is growing poorly in our climate.

Rosa rugosa

My husband is trying to make rustic fence from wicker.


Pear Sauce with Lemon and Cloves

Pickled Bell Pepper with Honey

Chilli Pepper in Oil

It’s cold outside.

And hot pepper, and hot oil in the kitchen.

Pickled Peppers

Garden in September


Early cloudy morning


Cosmos still blooming,


Rhubarb luxuriates.

Pears under the old pear tree.

Late blooming gladiolus.

Rudbeckia is beautiful even after flowering.


Fried zucchini, fried potatoes and fresh tomatoes for dinner.

Green tomato chutney

I got antonovka apples from my relatives and stewed apples with sugar.

My own invented recipe for “Rosa Rugosa Poetry Jam”:

60 dag rose hips
120 dag antonovka apples
2 chilli peppers
a handful of lemon basil
75 dag sugar
600 ml water

Method preparation
Remove the seeds from rose hips. Boil water and sugar until sugar dissolves completely. Place rose hips, chilli peppers and apples into this syrup. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until fruit are soft and mashable. Add chopped basil and cook again for 20 minutes.

And my cat.

Bell Pepper, Chilli Pepper and Tomato Sauce

Cherry Tomatoes in Delicate Marinade

Marinade is prepared from 1 litre of water, 1 bay leaf, 0,5 teaspoon of mustard and 0,5 teaspoon of salt.