The Backyard

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard - 8-9-12

A day late and a dollar short... busy, busy, busy -- just like everyone else right now. I'm trying to get as much done as possible this week because I'm heading back to work temporarily and part-time on Monday. It's just a couple months for 2-3 days a week, but it will keep me hopping here at home. Thanks to The Gardener of Eden for hosting Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard. I love reading what folks and doing and it gives me ideas too. Yup, I'm busy with tomatoes too and canned some salsa to use up the tomatoes, peppers, and onions. I canned 8 pints of salsa, 5 quarts/2 pints of tomatoes. I dried a lovely quart of tomatoes last week AND dried a quart of celery.  We also froze about 6 1-pound bags of sweet corn.  It all turned out beautiful and I'm thrilled with the results. I'm about to can peach tomatoes which are just lovely and I'm anxious to see how they look in a jar.


All 8 trays yielded 1 full quart of dried celery

Salsa

Tomatoes

4 comments:

TS said...

Everything looks and sounds great! My celery plants are still very thin, and I'm hoping that they will fatten up a bit before I pull them out and preserve for the winter. Do you prefer drying them to freezing them? I was wondering what the best way to preserve them would be. Do you just rehydrate the dried celery and used it in cooking?

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Robin said...

Wow, you sure have been busy! My mother is bringing 150 ears of corn over tomorrow morning and we are going to freeze it! At least there will be 3 of us doing it outside!

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

You certainly have a bountiful garden!

What do you use dreid celery for? Soup?