Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Summer's Worth of Jars

It's been quite the summer for me!  Preserving and capturing the tastes of summer has taken lots of my time - and a huge number of jars!


Here is the final tally:
Quart jars:
35 peaches
14 pears
7 plums
24 sauerkraut
5 applesauce
5 dill pickles

Pint jars:
30 tomatoes
10 peaches
15 applesauce
18 zucchini relish
15 salsa
9 beet relish
12 rhubarb chutney
8 peach chutney
14 raspberry jam

Plus there are lots of things in the freezer and some onions, carrots and potatoes for the cold room.  I am so very thankful that these food items are waiting to be shared and enjoyed by many this winter!  And now I am ready to do some other things.  Let it snow - wait, maybe that's a bit much!

8 comments:

  1. Wow!! That's a lot of good, hard work in those jars :) You and Heather inspired me to try canning for the first time this year, although I have far fewer jars in my pantry!!

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  2. I'm very impressed!

    My daughter has a pantry that looks similar in contents.

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  3. Oh WOW! You really did "put up" a lot of goodies this year. You will enjoy them when it's -40 and the wind is howling!

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  4. Wow! That's awesome. I can't believe how full that shelf is. You're going to enjoy all that summer goodness in the cold winter months. Can you save some peaches for Samuel and a jar of raspberry jam for me? ;)

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  5. wow, that is a LOT of goodies. it must have felt endless when you were in the middle of it. it will taste so good this winter though.

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  6. This just looks lovely!!! Almost...almost....too pretty to eat :)

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  7. Crystal, that looks ABSOLUTELY amazing!! What a lot of hard work...and what a lot of enjoyment you will have opening those jars later this year. YUM! :)

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  8. HOLY COW! Nice work!!!!!!!

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