Thursday, July 31, 2008

Out of the kitchen...


Finally...I made it out of the kitchen..


My fingers went from purple to blue after freezing the peas and some okra too.


Then after touching the hot jars and lids from canning the tomatoes, they turned a little pink.


I decided to try some dill pickles, after seeing these pickles. I like the sweet type homemade pickles, but Chris likes the dill. So I gave them a try.

Then last night.... Chris brought home a bag of figs from his brother's house. Fig preserves are my all time favorite.
Back to the kitchen for me...
Maybe tomorrow...

13 comments:

Melinda said...

Martha Stewart can't hold a candle to you!

Jenni said...

Oh Melinda....Thanks

but......

Martha would Never have purple fingers.... and never have so many dog hairs on her floor, and she would always put away her laundry, and make her bed.... And she would have kitchen cabinets!!!
Darn her....

Bungalow in the Hollow said...

Hi Jenni -

Thanks for stopping by the blog :)
I love checking out your blog - such warm glimpses into things you hold dear! Love the canning and house walks and pictures you share.

I agree, Martha would sit down and do lunch with you ;)

Bungalow in the Hollow

laura said...

those pickles look yummy...i envy your garden!

NatalieDeltaGam said...

i didn't realize i had another canner friend! yay!! and those tomatoes look delish. i keep saying i'm going to do salsa, spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, etc. but we keep selling out of tomatoes every week at the farmers' market. :-) can't wait to see your fig preserves--ours won't be ready for a few more weeks up here...

Marilyn said...

Jenni, it all looks so good! I've never had a garden full enough to 'pout up' all those wonderful things.
I'm truly envious of those kitchen skills - and the goodies they bring. Delicious!

EGE said...

Holy cow, you've been busy! All we've gotten out of our garden so far is a few squash and cucumbers. But I have to remind myself that you're in Georgia, and I'm in New England, and so it's not my fault.

It's Johnny's.

Josh said...

Wow, you're doing serious canning and I'm just starting to see fruit on my tomato plants. Your veggies look wonderful! All I've taken out of my Minneapolis garden is lettuce.

Sarah said...

Oh man, I really wish I knew how to can. My mom used to can like crazy and we always had different varieties of pickles, tomato juice, spaghetti sauce, gardenia mix, and hot peppers stuffed with sauerkraut. *Note to self - beg mom to show me how to can*

I'm impressed that you have so many tomatoes that you are able to can. My tomatoes are just barely starting to turn orange. Stupid Midwestern weather. Not so fabulous for my garden.

iloveupstate.com said...

Someday I will learn how to can things...the tomatoes look incredible!

Sandy said...

My sister-in-law cans salsa. She's Mexican, so even the smell of the stuff cooking makes your eyes water!

Those pickles look SO good. Made my mouth water!

p.s. Give Puppy a scratch for me!

dot said...

I don't like fig preserves so I make the kind with jello that taste and look like strawberry preserves.
Your tomatoes and pickles look really good!

Why S? said...

My mom used to can. I thought it was because we were poor. You make it look like an art.