Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Preserving Food– 2015 so far….

Starting with the most recent and going back to July 12th, here are the preservation pictures for 2015

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Our larder as of August 28th, 2015.  (With links to recipes and tutorials as needed.)

Top shelf:
Middle shelf:
Bottom shelf: PEACHES!  (Simple syrup and cinnamon)
Baskets:  Onions and Chehalis apples
  • Black = Popcorn
  • Yellow = Beans – Black and pinto
  • Red = Hard red wheat berries
  • Green = Rice – Jasmine and brown
  • Orange = Oatmeal
Bags on top of buckets are Orca and Skagit Valley beans from a friend in Skagit Valley.  YUM!

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Our first real apple harvest!  Then last three years we have been working to get rid of the Apple Scab on this tree.  We finally succeeded!  Now we just need to put up Apple Maggot traps…..  because all of these apples will be chopped for sauce due to the Apple Maggots.  Next year!

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Making pretty labels for my wonderful stock of canned goods.

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Canning 5 boxes of peaches.

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Delicious Korean refridgorator pickles.  I need to find a hotter chili pepper, but other than that, the flavor was great!

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Tomatoes exploded the end of July.  I have gotten over 70lbs and counting!

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This was the day after I finished putting in new countertops and backsplash in the kitchen.  I finished just in time.

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I turned all those tomatoes in to roasted tomato sauce.  42 pints so far and I made more today.

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Wasn’t a great year for onions, but I got enough to fill half a bushel basket.

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Ginger plum sauce with yellow plums, plum jam, blueberry lavender jam, and jalapeno tomato sauce.

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Just cuz I could…..

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I love my birds.  Collecting eggs never gets old.

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Our first successful blueberry harvest!  We got about 8 cups off the two plants.  Researching how to make them SUPER healthy before next season so we can have this success next year as well.

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Zucchini, coming out of my ears…..  lemon cucumbers, yellow crookneck squash, pablano peppers, and the first tomatoes. 

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Dinner!  So many dinners have come out of the garden.  The joy of having an underscheduled summer.  I got to cook so much!  I love it! 

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