hot water bath canning

Filling the Pantry

Cool evenings and crisp mornings…there are hints of fall colors starting.  The change of seasons is becoming more evident with each passing day.

We’ve been working in the garden to clean out summer crops passed their prime while planting crops for over-wintering.  Crops in the works include: lettuces, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, scallions, kales, collards, and even crazy things like cauliflower (may be too late but worth a try).

In the meantime, the last summer harvests have been processed in order to savor the tastes later on.  It is a bit of work, but there is a feeling of satisfaction when the pantry gets full.


The results of a few weeks of canning.

Soon, I’ll get some beets and garlic pickled and restock our supply of hot pepper jelly.

What are you filling your pantry with?  Do you have a favorite canning recipe?

Sunday’s subject of focus – Pears

These guys are my task of the day – nearly 40 pounds of pears…..our farm’s namesake. Today is another day dedicated to food preservation. Why wouldn’t you want to make these beauties last?

From the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, we will be doing Spirited Fruits.

Stay tuned for the next posting of the recipe!