Thursday, September 6, 2012
Preserving the Bounty
Tomatoes are ripening now. Cucumbers are still coming along nicely. A few peppers every few days.
tinctures- thyme, speedwell, and pennyroyal. I froze three bags of beet tops (to eat like spinach).
I need to buy more jars! I buy more all the time, sometimes leaving the thrift stores with my trunk full. I had about twice as many this year as I had last year, and I'm down to the last couple of boxes now. Unbelievable. What can I say? It's been a good year in the garden.
We opened a jar of dill pickle relish. Blech. Husband likes it- it tastes like salsa to him. All I taste is onion. I'm going to try another batch and triple the cucumber. All I want is a nice, boring, cucumber relish recipe, like you can buy in any store.
Yarrow is growing in the ditch on our road, so today I'll go out and harvest some to dry. I dried mint and raspberry leaves for tea, and I have a bunch or parsley drying now (from the fair).