I've been staying pretty busy. I traveled back to Oregon to visit my Dad and siblings last month...had a marvelous time. I am fortunate enough to say that I grew up in a wonderful family...loads of fun <3
Currently, I have the canner going full tilt.
|(getting the Salsa prepped)|
Here is a list of everything I've managed to put up so far this year and some of the websites where recipes can be found!
Pickled Asparagus--7½ pints http://www.foodinjars.com/2009/04/pickled-asparagu/
Bananas, dehydrated--1½ pints
Bourbon-Peach Jam--19 half pints (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/07/bourbon-peach-jam-recipe.html)
Chicken Stock--9 pints
Chive Blossom Vinegar--2 quarts http://www.foodinjars.com/2011/05/chive-blossom-vinegar/
Corn, dehydrated--1½ quarts
Dill Pickles--11 pints
Monkey Butter--5 half pints http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2012/04/monkey-butter-recipe.html
Organic Orange Peel, dehydrated--½ c. pulverized
Pesto-- ¾ c. frozen http://www.grouprecipes.com/56209/rosies-pesto.html
Pickled Radishes--1 half pint http://www.sbcanning.com/2011/04/pink-grapefruit-rhubarb-marmalade.html
Pickled Red Onions--3 pints http://www.foodinjars.com/2010/03/can-jam-sweet-and-sour-pickled-red-onions/
Rhubarb Infused Vodka--2 quarts http://sweetdomesticity.blogspot.com/2012/04/rhubarb-infused-vodka.htm
Salsa--23 half pints http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/recipex/msg0821121827919.html
Dehydrated Tomatoes (from skins)--¼ c. pulverized
Turkey Stock--9 pints
Vanilla, homemade--1 pint
I have plans to make another batch of Monkey Butter, Pesto and possibly Salsa. They were all pretty good and have received requests for a larger winter stash. My personal favorite from the list?...Hands down the Bourbon-Peach Jam. OMGosh. Seriously good stuff.
I'm still waiting for hubby's garden tomatoes to start coming on...and whatever else may be lurking out there. With this last round of heat, I'm not sure that he'll have much to show for his efforts, but we'll see.
Before I go...something of beauty to leave you with...
This big fella came passing through my family's Oregon property one evening with 4 cows (female elk). They were magnificent. I was lucky enough to see them pass through 2 more times while I was there. Just had to share.
PS...Want to see my end of the year totals? Here is the link!