Walked into Home Hardware and saw this the other day:
AAAIIIEEEEEEEEE!! For those in the sunny south, that's a snow blower. UGH! I love winter but I'm not quite ready for this.
I am finding it hard to keep up with my canning but I managed to make salsa on Friday. As you can see I had lots of peppers and tomatoes...
I can't remember if these were Anaheim or pepperoncini or something else!
I had to peel and chop 8 cups of tomatoes...
And peppers and onions and garlic and other goodies....
Boil it all down and voilà!
Ready for the jars and processing.
I adjusted the head space after this. It needed a teeny bit more salsa in there. Haven't tried it yet but I'm hoping it's good! I hope to get some beets pickled soon, and some more hot peppers. I did six jars of Hungarian wax peppers the other day, yum! I have a lot of serrano peppers that will strip off the skin in your mouth. :)
I've also been enjoying steamed edamame from my garden, aka butterbeans (soy beans):
These are so addictive!
And a Charentais melon:
Like a canteloupe, but smaller and more delicately flavoured.
Today I bottled another 150 lbs of honey, and I have much more to come, but all the supers are off the hives now. I will extract more honey later this week. The summer is definitely coming to a close. We had a light frost the other night that nipped my cucumber, basil and pepper plants. I am not quite ready for fall. I have a lot of stuff to harvest before we get a killer frost.