Sunday, October 6, 2013

Our Beautiful World Challenge - October

Good Evening!

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!


 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.  


mandysea said...

oooh! How wonderful! I used to home-can a long time ago... your pictures make me miss it. What delicious delights you will have in your future meals!!! The colour inside the jars are so inviting!

jrmom said...

These look AMAZING!!! Great job you two.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, you have been busy! This looks like a lot of work but the end results look delicious! I have never heard of piccalilli. Sounds very interesting!
Hope you get some rest in after all that canning! TFS!
Sherrie K

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! You've been really busy and those jars of goodies look so good! I bet they taste wonderful! A great shot for our prompt this week ... Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

libbyquilter said...

now those are some beautiful jars~!
and a perfect post for 'October' with OBW.

we usually put up crushed tomatoes every year but they just didn't produce well enough this year. i definitely will miss that mid winter taste of summer tomatoes.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

My oh my, I never done canning before, so you can see, I am drooling over here. I am glad you join us this week, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

Diane said...

It all looks so good, and a perfect picture (s) for the Our Beautiful World this it!!
PS: Don't forget my jar....LOL!!!

Jacqueline said...

Your home-canning looks wonderful!!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Oh WOW I would love to try the contents of your jars!!! they look yummylishcious!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing it all with us at Our Beautiful World

Shahrul Niza said...

Those looks yummy!!. I have never tried canning, but I do love to eat my meals with home-made condiments such as these :). My grandma made pickles once in a while too with veggies from her garden, now that she'd passed on, I missed it. And, I keep a board of pickles and condiments on Pinterest :). Thank you for sharing this sweet story with us at Our Beautiful World :).

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Ohhh I LOVE Piccalilli... In Holland we eat it with dishes of mashed vegetables and potatoes. Great to do your own canning. Thank you for sharing your photos and story with us at OBW, hugs, Wendy

Anonymous said...

Ooooh,Autumn in a jar-look at those colours-fabulous!
We had such a glut of tomatoes and courgettes from the greenhouse this year-what we couldn't eat i gave away,but i LOVE the idea of canning them to enjoy later in the year-i will be doing this next Autumn for sure!
Hugs,Nessa xx

Hugs,Nessa xxx