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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer's Harvest

I am not a real canning mama but I do dabble a little this time of year with tomatoes, pickles, jams, etc.  There is something so satisfying when you line up your bounty on the shelves freshly sealed and oh so colorful. I love to hear the "ping" of a jar sealing after its removed from the water bath and you know you've been successful.

I went to our local farmers market this morning and bought every color of sweet pepper I could find, green, red, yellow, purple and white.



I chopped all the peppers and some sweet onions to be added to the tomatoes.  I take this shortcut so that when I use a jar or two for chili I already have my peppers and onions in the mix.


Beautiful red tomatoes are in abundance right now in our area.


Everything is finished and put away from this project and here is some of the end results.


Hopefully some of you are spending a day or two canning too. 
Today we are praying for all those being effected by Hurricane Irene. 

7 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Beautiful photos Char, I have about one more day of canning and I will be done:)

Donnie said...

I just wait til the dil's do their canning and wait for the jars to arrive...lol...The grandkids are back in school now so I have my computer back. Hope to visit again soon. Take care.

jennifer said...

These are so pretty!!! Now I am going to be doubly jealous when you're getting to make chili for cold weather, way before me!

sheila from life @ #17 said...

you were a Busy Bee today :))

southerninspiration said...

wow, industrious!!!

suzanne

Kalyan said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

Paula said...

I love to hear the ping when a can seals! I spent most of last Sunday picking and canning. Having canned produce in the winter to use for cooking is so nice and is well worth the effort.