Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Harvest's End

The weather turned cold earlier than expected.
I harvested what was left in my garden.
It wasn't much,
but I didn't want anything to go to waste.

I had some really little carrots.
I decided to try pickling them.

I like them a lot.

I had bought a box of pears to snack on.
The only problem with that, is they all get ripe at the same time.

So I found a Spiced Pear Preserves recipe online...
hoping my family likes it.

I was hoping for a longer growing season and some more cucumbers.
I have a feeling we will be running low on pickles before next years' harvest.

I would have made more of these simple garlic dill slices had I known my supply would be cut short.

I cut the seeds out of the cucumbers that got a little too big and made up this dill relish....I really can't eat a hot dog without I hope it turned out nice and tasty....
because after all that work...
I will eat it even if it isn't.

I did also squeak out 4 pints of salsa.....
which was way too much work for the meager end result.

And I guess I would prefer to not remember the two quarts of tomato juice that exploded in my canner....
but since my family was all congregated in the kitchen when that happened....
I am pretty sure it will not be forgotten any time soon.


Betty Lou said...

You have been busy, I would like to come and take a visit in your pantry. All the jars look so pretty.

Lori said...

Very nice...except for the explosion!

Joanne Lendaro said...

The pictures are beautiful!! You have been one busy lady, but will love it all in the midst of the winter.