We went to the Farmers Market this morning. I've wanted to put up (freeze) some peaches.
I've heard that since we didn't get a late frost and have had TONS of rain, that the farmers have had a bumper crop this year.
SM and I both noticed that prices were more reasonable this year. Last year, watermelons sold for $8-$10...this year they're more reasonable at $3-$4. Huge cantaloupes for $2.00. Prices on tomatoes were $2 a lb. (I thought that was still high.)
We picked up a box of Freestone peaches for $14.
Cherries for $2 a pint. (Just a taste)
Blueberries were $16 for a gallon. (He told me he's got to move them and that last week they were $20 a gallon. I have no idea if I overpaid or not...)
Huge green peppers for 50 cents each. Makes me think I should leave farming to the professionals (grin).
I used Fruit Fresh and Splenda to "sauce" the peaches. I've got 10 quart bags for winter eating plus 2 more quarts for fresh eating. (Nothing tastes better than fresh peaches in the dead of winter.)
Speaking of eating... My heartburn is back.
(I'm on a highway to hell...You know the AC/DC song?) (grin)
I thought the rantidine would kick it but "noooo". My Dr's put me on Prilosec for a few weeks, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it works. I'd really like to know how someone who's never had a problem with heartburn can go from zero to "on fire" overnight! No fun!
But on the upside, since I can't manage anything more than rice, some fruit and veggies... I've lost about 10 lbs. Which I needed to do, but I'd rather not have health issues to be my motivator.
Also since going "gluten-dairy free" I'm no longer as bloated. So I'm trying to make improvements. Well...if things don't improve I might have to "suck it up" and go see my friendly GI Dr. Whoo hooo!