Things seem to be slowing down a bit in our world, although I am sure it is just a lull between seasons. Our garden did absolutely outstanding this year. I contribute a big part of that success to Truckin' Man. With him not being over the road trucking anymore, he was able to help out a fair amount and that really helped keep the weeds minimized.
We had so many vegetables, I finally made the investment in a Foodsaver.
My only regret is that I didn't have it here in time for the berries.
All the peppers sliced up, ready for fajitas.
The air that the Foodsaver pulls out, still amazes me every time I use it.
Since there were still so many veggies, I took the leap into the world of canning.
First up was a Southern Pickled Relish. It's sooo yummy!
Then with the 500 million sweet banana peppers, I made Pickled Banana Peppers.
Haven't tried tasting them yet, but we will soon!
Jam. I had to make some jam with all the Blackberries.
And, how about some Peach Jalapeno Jam? Ooooh, this is tasty!
Salsa. Where to start. I tried one recipe, just to see what it entailed, and I am sure it will be good, but... The second recipe I tried from my friend Mary, I can just see the difference, and know this will be delicious. Click here for the recipe.
I am absolutely loving preserving all the goodness from our garden this year. It will be quite a while before I feel confident enough in what I am doing to share any recipes. But, for those of you looking for recipes, please check out these great places where I have been doing most of my learning!