So Yummy

I love to grow a big vegetable garden, and am establishing fruit trees, so naturally I had to learn to can some of this extra produce. Well hanging around the canning section at the market paid off and an older gentleman suggested the Blue Book guide to Canning. I have since canned several of the recipes from the book, and all have been wonderful. Wait I take that back, I have given up on pickles. The ones I canned were soggy and I don't think I'll try that again anytime soon.

My favorite thing I have made is homemade ketchup, it sounds so weird but is the most amazing thing ever. I can't even stand to look at supermarket ketchup anymore, it's like red glue, yuk. Plus I love, love, love to grow tomatoes. Everything I've canned puts the store bought stuff to shame, it's a wonder how they manage to sell that crap. I've made awesome salsa, peach butter and peach jam, jalapeno jelly, even garlic jelly which is really good by the way, and various veggies. I am still new to canning, but I am totally addicted, and I don't think my family would let me quit now anyway.
Randomsomething Randomsomething
22-25, F
2 Responses May 25, 2012

Homegrown tomatoes are the frickin BEST. Supermarket tomatoes taste like cardboard.

Yeah seriously, supermarket tomatoes make me a little sad. They had so much potential and instead they may as well be made of wax. Bleh.

Well, they grow them to survive being shipping across country, and pick them green. The tomato is a victim of our new global culture. I know this is a little off topic for a canning group, but tomato sandwitchs, with just mayo, salt and pepper, on white bread are one of the best parts of summer in the south.

well im sure later it will earn money when you perfect that things...

I don't know, it's so much work! Fun though:)