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Category Archives: Canning
Canned tomatoes or spaghetti sauce?
Every year I process a dozen or so quarts of tomatoes. Some are used in stews or soups, but most get cooked down into rich spaghetti sauces as needed throughout the year. But we were finding, to my disappointment, that … Continue reading
Posted in Canning, food, harvest, tomatoes Tagged quick dinners, spaghetti sauce 6 Comments
First grapes on the Agria vine we planted in Spring 2011. As Raintree promised, it fruited early, growing luscious dark globelets. I like sour fruit, so I have been tasting the grapes for a few weeks now. Last week they … Continue reading
Posted in Canning, Food preservation, fruit, harvest Tagged grape juice, grape mash, grape vine, mixed drinks 3 Comments
Putting Up the Harvest
[caption id="attachment_1715" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Tomatoes, Dilly Beans, Peaches, Pesto[/caption]
As summer wanes, I am buoyed by the harvest – so beautiful and so productive. This week is tomatoes and peaches (purchased in eastern WA), dilly beans, and pesto.
Last year my sweetie gifted me a comprehensive guide to preserving food; ‘Keeping the Harvest’ by Chioffi & Mead. I have a variety of how-tos, but… Continue reading
Comprehensive exams for my PhD, climbing trip to Tieton, work retreat on Whidbey Island, wedding on Orcas Island, intensive motorcycle endorsement class. Amid this backdrop of busy-ness, things were getting ripe in the garden. Pears picked and eaten (how to … Continue reading
Posted in Canning, Food preservation, potato tower, tomatillos, vegetables 2 Comments