Another simple pleasure, a cupboard full of home canning jars. All those beautiful colors. Crisp pickles will taste refreshing in January when we are sick of potatoes. Soups will be a matter of emptying jars. All the work now will save me work later. And the sense of accomplishment. I have had to buy new pint jars for salsa and jams because I have used up all that I had. There are still many quart jars downstairs but I still have many more foodstuffs to put up. Apples, Apples and tomatoes and more tomatoes oh and cranberries. So I am feeling very independent this week.
Planted: More spinach. I know, I know this is getting redundant but we love spinach and I would like to eat it fresh for a as long a s possible.
Harvested: Carrots, potatoes, zucchini, acorns, apples, basil, leeks, squash, corn, spinach
Preserved: broccoli, salsa, tomato paste, dried eggplant, zucchini relish, tomato puree, frozen spinach.
prepped: I've been pretty lame on this one lately but we've been so busy with the garden and food preservation that I think of that as prepping too. Oh no wait...stacking firewood, putting up hay for the critters winter feed.
Local foods: farmers market, local farmstand and neighbor gave us some corn. I am going away next week and researching if there are any local fruits available that we can't get easily here that I can bring home to preserve.
learned something new: I cut out the pattern for teenager's christmas pjs. I am learning how to use treadle sowing machine.
cooked something new: spinach pancakes, tomato paste, zucchini relish
reduced waste: the usual composting, recycling, sending stuff to the thrift store.