Friday, July 22, 2011


This is an experiment. I used the same brine and canning techniques as the pickled beans. I'm not sure how they will turn out, but I do have high hopes. They look so pretty and delicious. I can't wait to try them!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More Jams to Drool Over

I made Strawberry, blackberry, and raspberry jams the other day. I had to do something with the berries sitting on my counter before they started to rot. With this heat we're having, fruit and vegetables tend to go bad as soon as I buy them from the farmer's market. It's a shame, really. So the solution is to freeze them or can them! I'm trying to build up a nice pantry for the winter and these are a good addition for sure.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Grannie's Secret Recipe Pickled Green Beans

Sorry, I can't give out the recipe. It's a guarded family secret. But you can feast your eyes on these lovely photos I took last night. I wish the beans stayed that vibrant green color after processing them in a hot water bath. Oh well.