Category Archives: canning

More vegetables than sense

I was going to call this picture “More Vegetables Than Time”. . . but I decided it was really sense I was lacking more than time and motivation. I just cannot turn down fresh produce when it’s offered–do you know … Continue reading

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And more. . .

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 … Continue reading

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And the produce just keeps coming

I’m not complaining, believe me. But I am starting to wonder if I’m crazy. I just can’t turn down produce. We got our CSA on Tuesday; it was corn, beans, zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, potatoes, and onions. Then a friend from … Continue reading

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The canning season begins. . .

I spent the last few days of my summer vacation canning. I had all this zucchini, and all these cucumbers, and it just kills me to see any of that wonderful local produce go to waste. So, I canned. I … Continue reading

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Slaw update

I did a post a while back about making Freezer Slaw, and thought I’d just do a little update about how it turned out. I had a couple of heads of cabbage from my garden and didn’t have a lot … Continue reading

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In a pickle

I have a problem. (Oh boy, left myself wide open there, didn’t I?) Although I make pickles every summer, and I have a couple of pickle recipes that I think are particularly good, my very favorite pickles are actually store-bought. … Continue reading

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Big plans

I always make big lists for the weekend.  Do you do that? I’m such a list-maker–just love to check things off my list.  And yet, I also find that sometimes a long list just makes me feel overwhelmed with chores.  Do … Continue reading

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Done for now

Well, I’ve been busy making jams and pickles and salsas and conserves and chutneys. . . my kitchen has been a mess for weeks and the canner’s been sitting on the stove along with my big jelly pot. I’ve got … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and more tomatoes

Our tomatoes really have started producing with a vengeance–they are extremely late this year, which is no surprise, but they certainly are making up for it in sheer volume. We’ve got a yellow tomato plant (Lemon Boy) that is particularly … Continue reading

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And the canning continues. . .

I would say that I worked my butt off this weekend, but, alas, as I look behind me, it’s still there. But not for lack of trying. Friday night we went out to one of our favorite places (India Palace) … Continue reading

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