Of course you know what I mean by that. More cukes. More zukes. Some beets and carrots. And yesterday another CSA box. And then Trevor picked up a box of peaches from the local church youth organization. Our fridge is literally full of fresh produce.
And there are a few boxes and bags of things that just simply won’t fit anymore.
I’m pretty sure I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! That’s right, you guessed it: canning, canning, and then maybe a bit of canning.
Oh no, I’m really not complaining. Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the sheer of mass of it, but still thrilled to have it. And I know that, this winter, it will be wonderful to get a bag of “fresh” frozen peas, beans, or corn out of the freezer for making a tasty meal. And it will be wonderful to be able to open a jar of home-made pickles. Carrot pickles, green bean pickles, cucumber pickles, zucchini pickles–I’ll pickle just about anything. I think I’m going to try a new one (new to me, anyway, but from the classic Ball Blue Book of Canning): End of the Garden Pickles. It’s got broccoli, carrots, onions, peppers, and I can’t remember what all. But it sounded like a great way to preserve some of this wonderful bounty!
I may have to actually start canning in the evenings this week, so the produce doesn’t all wait for Saturday. But it should be a very full (and fulfilling) weekend!