Friday, August 26, 2011
Pretty, Pretty Jars
This year, my freezer is a smaller and I'm feeling the impact as I've had a pretty successful garden year so far and the pumpkins and winter squash are promising to need their space in the freezer. I've rearranged some storage in my house and made room for home-canned goods.
I think I may unleashed a monster. On Wednesday, it was a 2 pints of garlic pickled green beans, strawberry jam, blueberry jam and lemon blueberry jam. The jam was to shift the berries from the freezer to the pantry - and turned out oh-so-yummy! Thursday it was this week's stash of tomatoes. I keep finding more fun recipes of fun things to make and can.
Is it work? Yes. Will it be worth it in February when my family is eating produce that I know came from my yard, or locally in season? Absolutely!