Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Little on Life and Canning

It is finally the middle of the week, a day that seemed it would never come. Tonight I have two knitting groups, my jury duty for today was canceled, and I have one class to teach. Sounds like a lovely day doesn't it?

I thought today we could catch up a little on life and I'd share with you my latest canning endeavors.

The above photo is from Raspberry Point near RMMC where we spent the last weekend in February.

We played a lot of ping-pong, foosball, Dutch Blitz, Greedy, and other games. We also played an afternoon of broomball. My team took second place, but I did score our only two goals! (Note that I am sporting my awesome llama hat)

I have also been doing some canning lately. Because we are part of a food share network we have been receiving large amounts of produce that we cannot consume before it goes bad. So we have been dehydrating, freezing, and canning.

First we got two boxes of lovely red bell peppers and a box of apples. I canned some Balsamic Red Pepper Jelly (the jar on the far left) and the other housemates froze applesauce. And most recently we got a LOT of tomatoes so I made some salsa (jar on the right). I haven't tasted it yet, but I intend to very soon. I did, however, finally try my bruschetta! I put it on toast and broiled it with cheese, but it will also be great on pizza!

All of my recipes for canning are from Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.


  1. Those both look awesome, I bet they taste great too!

  2. They do look yummy!! I do some canning in fall - applesauce, relish, pickles.


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