Chow Chow is a traditional fall harvest option for what's left in the garden. Pending the success of your summer garden yields you might have a heavier pepper or onion Chow Chow to a more cucumber option. Its the beauty of this sweet tangy pickled relish enjoyed thru the winter as a vegetable staple for… Continue reading Chow Chow- Appalachian style
Ive recently descoved the love of canning my own salsa. Every late summer Ill can my stewed italian tomatoes and tomato sauce- but salsa comes out so nice. I do not make it spicy hot. Heat can be added at serving time for me. 5-7 pounds ripe tomatoes ( blanched ice bath peeled and chopped)… Continue reading Tomato time-lets get canning! Salsa!
As a kid my family looked forward to the day of picking wild strawberries. There was always a small two week perioud every early summer to get. We would have our buckets and climb the big hill and find the fields of heaven. Id eat more than hit my bucket. Mom would pull out the… Continue reading Straberries Strawberries
My amazing mother-in-law Ann got me hooked on the multi levels of gratification from canning. She and I make it weekend events with tomatoes, peaches and pears as seasons deliver. She will bring full bushels from the valley farms super ripe. My all time favorite is stewed italian tomatoes. A winter "must have on the… Continue reading Stewed Italian Tomatos – a summer harvest must!