This Week's Prserving Plan

My parents have gone off on a side-trip for a few days, so I’m planning on doing a lot of harvesting and preserving while they are gone.

Here’s what I hope to accomplish this week:

- 2 more batches of Fire-Roasted Salsa (from our own roma tomatoes and jalapenos). (I did get this done today, and adding this to what I’d already done, I now have enough salsa frozen to last us for the next year).

- a few pints of sweet pickle spears (from our own pickling cucumbers)

- pureed pumpkin frozen (from the Boston Marrow squashes from our garden)

- a few more pints of stewed tomatoes (from the beefsteak tomatoes in the garden)

- peaches (a few canned, and the rest turned into peach pie filling for the freezer). (I purchased peaches from a farmstand.)

- carrots (a couple hundred are awaiting me in the garden; to be blanched and frozen)

- corn (would like to purchase 50 more ears from a local farmer)

- a couple of batches of the Barefoot Contessa’s Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (made almost entirely from ingredients from our garden, plus homemade chicken stock from the freezer)

- more flowers dried (plan to visit another u-pick flower farm to cut straw flowers)

That’s the plan. Reality may be quite different. But the harvest waits for no woman. Make hay while the sun shines!


  1. Wow... you are one busy girl..
    Hope you accomplish all you want...


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