Sunday, July 20, 2008

Garden Update

The garden is finally doing it's job. Today I should be able to pick about 5 zucchini. The tomatoes are plentiful. They just need to become red! I have spent the week canning. I have canned jam. I made raspberry, blueberry, and peach. I also canned bread and butter pickles. I used a mix for the pickles. I am not sure that I will do that again. I think I will use my own ingredients this time. Anyone have a good bread and butter pickle recipe? Please do share if you have one!

Today I will pick beans, AGAIN! I think they are almost finished tough. I might just plant two more rows after we pull these up. I haven't decided for sure. This week we will have a huge pot of beans. Ben will be so excited! LOL!


Karie Sutton said...

Bread and Butter recipe
3 qts of cut cucumbers
7 vups of onions
1/2 cup of non idonized plain salt
1 cup of water
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 1/2 cups of white/cider vinegar
2 tsp of mustard seed
1 tsp of celery seed
1 tsp ground turmeric
Layer the cucumbers, onions and salt. Let sit and squeeze out the brine before adding the other ingredients bring all the ingredients to a boil and put in a jar

I hope this makes since I have not made them since we left lanesvill so I can not really remember how we did it I just wrote what we had on the card.


Angie said...

Your blueberry jam was out of this world! Dimitri loves it on his is also really good with an enghlish muffin and coffee first thing in the morning! Thanks so much for sharing.