Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What else did I do this summer?

Well, like almost everywhere else in North America, we've had a very hot, sunny season, It isn't even over yet! We're still having gorgeous temperatures! And even though we've had very little rain, it's been a really good summer for fruits and vegetables, so....

I've been canning! A lot!

First I canned strawberry jam, followed by raspberry jam.

Then I pressure canned french cut green beans, lots and lots of green beans!

                                                              My green bean stash!

 I used a nifty gadget to french cut them, adding a bit of salt, chopped onions and red pepper to each jar.

I also canned some beef stew, ground beef, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, pickled beets, chick peas, couscous and peach jam!

Luckily, I still have room to store more jars, because it's not over yet... I still have more to can while the produce is fresh and the prices are really low! :-)

Oh, I also have to dehydrate leeks, sweet red, yellow and green peppers, apples, pears and zucchini...

But that won't prevent me from going back to knitting and crocheting, I need rugs, big rugs!!!