When I saw the new challenge over at Our Beautiful World, I couldn't help but think that what my day consisted of was one of the things that OCTOBER (their new challenge theme) meant to me ... and that is HOME CANNING!
|DILL GREEN TOMATOES w/RED PEPPER & GARLIC|
Come late September, early October, the local growers and Farmer's Markets are filled with lots of wonderful homegrown vegetables and fruits. And, if you live in the suburbs as I do now ... that's the way to go if you want to do some home canning but don't have the room (or permission) for a garden of your own. (Sssshhh don't tell anyone, but I do sneak 3 or 4 tomato plants into my flower garden so the tomatoes used here are my own! LOL!) There's nothing better in the cold of winter than some wonder home canned products that remind you of the warmer summer/fall seasons.
Nearly every year hubby & I 'put up' (technical term for canning, LOL) an old family recipe favorite called Piccalilli. This year we only did one and half batches since the tomatoes weren't really as good or as readily available this year as they've been in years past.
We also tried a couple of new recipes this year ...
Dill Green Tomatoes with Red Peppers and Garlic
Pickled Green Tomatoes with Red Peppers and Onions
We will see how those turn out and mark the recipe accordingly for future use.
I think it's time to get off my feet ... sit and watch the end of the football games with hubby and call it a night!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the fabulous challenge! You will be so inspired and in awe of some the amazing photos from AROUND THE WORLD ... and the matching stories are awesome!
Please stop back tomorrow when I'll have a new project & tutorial for the new October LINKY PARTY at Crafty Secrets.