Saturday, September 10, 2011


Ping ~ Ping ~ Ping
I like to hear that sound in my kitchen, it's a sign that the garden is producing and I am providing for the up coming months for my family.  
Putting up this time of year always makes me think of ....
Proverbs 31: 21a
She is not afraid of the snow for her household:
I am very thankful for all that the Lord has provided for us this year from the garden.

For the first time this year I have been canning the smaller potatoes as we dig them.  I have let so many potatoes go to waste over the past few years thinking that we would get the small ones used.  They always end up going bad on me, not any more thanks to other ladies who have blogged about canning their small potatoes.  We dug another row yesterday so I have a few more to can next week.

Also made a batch of salsa yesterday.


5 pounds ripe tomatoes
3 large onions
6 chili peppers seeded & chopped
3 large green peppers seeded & chopped
1 small zucchini grated
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3 1/2 tsp. salt
Peel, core, and chop tomatoes.   Put all of the ingredients in a large saucepan.  Bring to a boil, stir often.  Reduce heat and simmer 30 min. or to desired thickness.  Fill hot jars with salsa leaving 1/2" head space.
Place lids on jars and screw bands firmly.  Process in boiling hot water batch for 15 min.

This post is linked with Homestead Revival Preparedness Challenge #25.  Stop on over and check out all of the other great posts.


Anonymous said...

I love that sound too! Can you tell us how you can your potatoes? Thanks!

Cheryl said...

lilsuburnhomestead here is how I did the potatoes. I washed the potatoes cut out any blemishes and cut the bigger ones up into chunks. Put potatoes into hot jars, add 1/2tsp. salt for pints or 1 tsp. to quarts. Cover with boiling water. Seal and process in pressure caner 11 pounds pressure, 35 min. for pints, 40 min. quarts.
Sorry didn't think to put this in the blog.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Zucchini in the salsa- that would have been a great idea for all the excess I had. I'll have to remember that for next year.

Moira said...

Looks great!!! I love that sound!!!

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