Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Preserving the produce

It's that time of year again when our kitchen is full of activity, getting things ready for the freezer and the canning cupboard.

We don't have our own peach trees any more, but buy lots of wonderful peaches from Morgan Farms near Marion. This year we're canning three varieties: Paul Friday, Glow Haven and Red Haven.

We spread them out on the table to ripen.

Inspector Suki came to help sort out the ripest peaches and checked out the baskets.

This is the first of the five batches we've done so far.

We've harvested more than 1 1/2 bushels of peppers from our 11 pepper plants and have made a few batches of stuffed peppers for the freezer - which counts towards several meals we won't have to cook this winter!

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