Because the weather is turning, I've harvested what are possibly the world's tiniest watermelons. One of these puppies had grown out of the yard and developed in the street. Miniscule melons on unruly vines, but so tasty!
You may or may not think of growing or preserving food as radical. To some it might seem downright Martha Stewart like. Either way, it feels good to put the abundance of fresh produce from the season into good and prolonged use. My friends probably really want touch phones as gifts, and instead are getting jars of fruit and veggies! One friend, at least, will appreciate it, since spicy mango* spears will give her a taste of home.
*No, these mangoes were not grown locally. They are from a primarily Indian neighborhood of Jackson Heights, Queens, a whole different kind of "local."