Sunday, September 5, 2010
Tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans...oh my
Having a garden is wonderful! Everything ripening at once is a little overwhelming! But getting everything processed, canned, frozen...ready to be eaten during the winter is so fulfilling! I have probably 35 pints of pickles in the basement. Thanks to a wonderful blog/adoption friend, I have an amazing recipe for tomato soup and pizza sauce. So there are many pints of that right next to the pickles. I have so much zucchini puree, shredded zucchini and chopped zucchini in my freezer. I even have pickled some zucchini. I have soup fixings frozen together (squash, zucchini, green beans) so vegetable soup will be yummy on those cold New England winter nights. I am making tomato sauce today and will probably end up canning 6 or 7 pints of that. Gotta love "free" food. I know it's not really free especially when I count the cost of new canning jars, but knowing we will have enough pickles, pasta sauce, salsa, tomato soup and pizza sauce (probably for the year) is wonderful!