So it is time to make pesto. My basil plants are doing well and I need to encourage more growth so time to cut some leaves and make pesto. I love to have pesto in the freezer to use on pizza, appetizers, and on pasta. I use the same “recipe” every time. Although I posted… Continue reading Making Pesto and Canning Peppers
So Saturday afternoon was spent at my favorite farmers house! There was a ladies artisan swap today. Once we all arrived, we got some goodies from the kitchen: cheese, crackers, bread, buffalo dip, artichoke dip, grapes, chocolate covered pretzels, blueberry crisp and drink of choice. Then we headed to the table where we sat and… Continue reading A afternoon talking to like minded ladies …
So a dear friend of mine sent me a message before fair weekend saying she was going to can pasta sauce and invited me over. She had remember I had said to her I wanted to learn how to do it awhile ago. But I told her I couldn’t do it since it was fair weekend.… Continue reading Learning about pasta sauce!
Like I said in my last post, my favorite farmer is having a ladies artisan swap. I am so excited for this event. I signed up the second I got the email. I am taking blueberry pie filling. I am looking forward to all the homemade stuff I will get at the swap. I drove… Continue reading Blueberry Pie Filling
My sweet hubby has listened to me talk about taking my camera out and about the countryside to get some pictures. I still haven’t had time to do it, since I would rather do it when I don’t have the boys. He stopped by this field that I loved the look of, and took a… Continue reading Summer time flies …
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, I sure did, busy but wonderful! Friday I drove out and picked up a flat of Black Raspberries. I have never canned black raspberries before and I wanted to try jam and pie filling. I also got to meet a new HVAC guy, since our air conditioner still… Continue reading Busy Weekend
We have missed raspberry season for the last two years, so this year I wasn’t going to miss it. I purchased pre-picked berries. I got a flat which held 12 pints. With the little hands and a very busy hubby it was just easier this way for this year My littlest guy has become a… Continue reading Raspberry Jam and Pie Filling
This week my boys and I went to the strawberry field and picked. I love how sweet my oldest was with his little brother. He keep teaching him about which ones to pick and leave behind. It really worked too we only had a few that weren’t any good! Now when I started canning I… Continue reading Strawberries
When I started canning I used the metal one use lids. After I a couple of canning seasons I have gotten used to them. So I decided to change things up. We purchased Tattler Reusable Regular Mouth Lids as well as Tattler Reusable Wide Mouth Lids. I still use the metal lids as well, for… Continue reading Tattler Testing
OK so I am a planner. I like to have all my ducks in a row before anything. If I have to stop in the middle of a project, it tends to not be finished for a while. Which when it comes to canning just plain doesn’t work. So about this time, after I have… Continue reading Is it to early to get ready for canning?