Saturday, September 19, 2009

Time to harvest...

What a great time of year this is...when we can reap the benefits of the fruits and vegetables that grow in our area. I have been busy canning, and I always enjoy that. This is the first year I canned peaches. (Thanks to my friend Amy for the "know-how"...:) It was so easy and they turned out great!

These pears we got from Tony's parents. I am not too fond of pears, but Tony and the kids love them...so I did a couple of batches today.

Even Miss. Kaycee is gettin' the goods! I pureed both apples and pears, and they made the best baby food. Just like in the jars. She has her own little shelf in the canning room. Lucky GIRL!!!!


I also thought I would freeze some corn. I usually do this each year, but this year we didn't grow it ourselves. I did a little experiment to see if it was worth it $$ money wise to buy, and then freeze. Nope. Where I bought it (roadside stand), it was a little pricey. Then I compared the cans from costco, vs. dollar amount...and Costco prices won by about $5.00. Now, next year, if we grow it ourselves...then it would definatley pan out.

Next up, I will be making jam. I put all of my fruit in the freezer over the summer. It was way to hot to be cooking over my stove...so I decided I would wait for cooler temperatures. I will be making Strawberry, Cherry, Plum, Blackberry, Blueberry and Peach Jam...
Yum. Yum. Yum!!! :)

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4 comments:

Becky said...

YUM-O!

Amy said...

Everything looks beautiful and delicious! I'm glad it all worked out for you! :) Amy

Staci said...

Wow! You've been busy.... I love stalking other people's canning posts.

Monica said...

You have a canning ROOM?? Will you come over and teach me how to can?!