Monday, September 08, 2008

Putting Food By

I have been working hard to preserve what I can of this year's produce. It's been an on-going task and certainly a time consuming one. But there is something so marvelous in putting up food that I grew and processed myself. So far this year I have:
  • frozen 4 quarts of blueberries
  • frozen 6 quarts of green beans
  • frozen 4 quarts of strawberries (the harvest was slim this year)
  • canned 12 quarts of tomatoes
  • canned 12 pints of blueberry jam (2 of which were sugar-free)
  • canned 4 pints of sugar-free strawberry jam
  • canned 6 pints of applesauce
  • canned 6 quarts of salsa
Not to mention all the wonderful salads and sorbets we have made this summer. I love doing this. I feel like it is one of the most meaningful contributions I am making to my family. I am so lucky to get to do it. I hope there will be much more to come. We are hoping to try mincemeat before the last frost gets everything.

1 comment:

Ket said...

All I keep telling myself is "next year.... next year.... next year.... "

When do those seed catalogues start coming in the mai!??!