I have a lot I want to accomplish and never enough hours in the day.
We pickled lots of jalapenos, to keep us in Taco Tuesdays, this year. The peppers on our deck were highly productive! The ones at our community garden plot have been much slower but I am not giving up hope on having enough to get us through the year.
And, of course, you have to have salsa for Taco Tuesdays. We ran out last year, for the first time since the beginning of time…. Hoping to make it through this year. These were all made with the heirloom tomatoes, green peppers, onions and jalapenos we grew. I hope we can do this 3 or 4 more times before the season is out. Our Roma tomatoes are so slow, this year, we’re not sure we’ll be able to make of use very many of them. So sad….
A couple of canner loads of tomatoes, my first try at a slow simmered, and canned, Italian tomato sauce (quick way to use up a ton of tomatoes!) and a load of local apple and pears as baby food. I tried out the Tattle, no BPA, reusable canning lids. Though a little pricier, they are reusable and more importantly there is none of the nasty BPA that yet get in commercially canned products. I only had one, 4 oz jar, that did not seal. That seems better than many reported stats. I’ll take it. I have no problem eating applesauce. Or pearsauce. With reusable lids you can’t really label them and since I put them in the same canner load…. I don’t know which is which. but it’ll eat!
And last, but not least, I got my Marcia Derse quilt top put together. As soon as the post office figures out that we are no longer forwarding mail, and haven’t been for well over a week, I’m sure my backing fabric will eventually get here. I am LOVING this design from Blue Underground Studio!! Such a simple design that sure lets the fabrics shine!
In the meantime, I’m doing fall cleaning. How is it that you can bring so much into your home without removing the same amount?
Goodwill will be happy with me.
Trash man? Not so much……
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