I made the “executive” decision to invest in some canning equipment…because I am the CEO in my kitchen.
I have fallen in love with my garden…and have wildly elaborate plans for next year’s expansion…which I hope to put into place this fall, so it’s all ready to go in the spring!
In order to preserve and protect my garden’s harvest, I thought it wise to start canning. I’m most looking forward to making salsa and spaghetti sauce. I’ll use the tomatoes from my garden, as well as from a nearby “you pick” market that practically gives the tomatoes away at the end of the picking season!
In the meantime, I’ve made a few jellies, as the prices on berries have been LOW!
Blueberries and strawberries with some lemon juice
A few of the jars “in the bath”
Round 1…of hopefully many!!! Blueberry-Strawberry Jelly!