Thursday, October 22, 2009

Canning Round Up 2009

In the photos below, if you hold the mouse over the photo it will tell you what it is. The photos are also linked to the posts from which they came.

This year I canned 66 half-pint jars of jellys, jams & preserves.

I canned 28 pint jars of pickles and beans.

I canned 4 quarts of blueberries and cherries.

That's a total of 34 1/2 quarts of preserved products.

My number of quarts and pints canned is down because I didn't process any tomatoes this year. It was a bad year for them and I didn't have the time to hunt down a bunch to make into sauce. My total pints are also down because I skipped canning corn. Frozen or store canned is easier and there isn't much difference in cost or flavor. Experiments and new recipes this year included mango preserves, cherry-currant jam, quince-apple butter, current jelly, peach salsa, currant jelly.

I wish we had a picturesque spot where all the jars were lined up to be stored, but they are currently in flats on top of a book case in our study because it stays cool and dark in the winter.


Rabia said...

You've been busy! You must feel very accomplished.

Now, the question is how long it'll take you two to eat these all up! :D

miss m (InfG) said...

Wow, Emily, lovely display ! Reward is the word that springs to mind, isn't it ? I didn't grow enough produce for canning this year. I hope to next year. Wonderful !

ps. The image tags don't seem to come up in IE. It seems IE will support "title" when inserted in image part (not link part). The other browsers support it either way.

Emily said...

Miss M,

Thanks for the heads up about the tags. I'll move them.


We won't be eating it all ourselves. We plan to give it as Christmas gifts for our family members.


Dan said...

What a bunch of beauty's! Peach salsa sounds interesting, I tried cherry salsa this year and it was very good. I think I need to steal your post idea, I did so much canning this year but never posted about it.

Daphne said...

I've chosen you for the Honest Scrap Award. If you want to participate you can check out my post today or if you aren't into memes, feel free to ignore it.

June said...

A stained-glass window of fruit, how lovely! I once tried stacking all of mine to see the sunlight pour through...

Do you have a cherry tree? We are trying to get ours to produce...despite the deer and the winter cold and... We spent way too much $$ picking them this summer, but they are our favorite.