Thursday, August 12, 2010

Busy In The Kitchen

I have been busy this past week putting up things from the garden.  Have been freezing zucchini, summer squash, green beans, and peppers.

I like to have some peppers to put in soups, omelets, and pizza in the winter.

Still getting some cucumbers for eating fresh and making pickles out of.  So far I have 25 quarts of dill and my gallon of sweet pickles are done.

Also made some freezer pickles, like to add mayo to when we eat them.  Almost like fresh ones, nice change in the winter from the dills and sweet pickles.

Ready to add the sugar and vinegar.

Also trying to ferment some vegetables, cabbage, zucchini, summer squash, and carrots,  this is my first time of doing this.  Only made a small batch for the first time.  I know fermented vegetables are good for you, but just a little nervous about knowing if they are alright.  Keep thinking that I am going to poison my family.

Have some tomatoes ripening in the garage and pulled most of my carrots, they are starting to rot.  Picked more tomatoes today so tomorrow I will be busy canning.  Plan on making some spaghetti sauce with them.

We have been having hot and humid weather this week, ready for fall :)  Grandsons are staying with us tonight, they are requesting malts with supper.  Sounds like a good idea!  



Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I'm getting a bushel of peaches this weekend. Isn't this fun - all this cooking in the heat :D

But we'll enjoy it when the snow is blowing, won't we.

Sandra said...

I LOVE your background!!! I've never seen that one before. I have been putting up a LOT of peppers too. My family eats them on just about everything.