for the larder

Bring it on, Winter. I'm ready.

13 lbs cherries = 17 pints cherries
tomatoes, jalepeno, green peppers and onion = 7 pints salsa (the 8th couldn't handle the pressure in the canner)
18.5 lbs peaches = 13 pints peaches + five 1/2 pint peach jams + 1 peach crisp
4 lbs ridiculously late seasonal strawberries = six 1/2 pint strawberry jams
1 flat of raspberries from friend's backyard = 1 batch raspberry freezer jam
40 lbs fresh blueberries = 40lbs frozen blueberries
28 lbs Roma tomatoes = 19.5 quarts tomatoes
11 lbs apples = 8 pints chunky applesauce with cinnamon

* Last year I experimented with freezing tomatoes and canning tomatoes. The clear winner: canned. Although the reason may have been skin off (canned) versus skin on (frozen).

** Favourite once-a-year tool: the apple machine!


Glenda said...

I think you have too much jam. We'll be happy to help you out with that... ;)

jillian said...

That is an impressive amount of canning and winter preparation! I was happy to just can jam this year. :)

Anonymous said...

You canned your daughter?! Barbarians!!