Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Smooth Fig Jam

Neil and I were out early this morning digging (with the post hole digger on the tractor) holes for new trees. We planted six tulip poplar trees that Neil had dug up from his parents place a few days ago. I have been keeping them in the greenhouse but they were beginning to wilt so needed to get in the ground. We planted them along the driveway to provide shade for the cars and eventually the house.

Food preserved today:
Low-sugar Smooth Fig Jam, water bath canned - 12 half-pints

I made.this particular recipe with the idea of using them later for homemade fig newton cookies. I used a combination of two recipes "Smooth Fig Jam" and "Low-Sugar Fig-Ginger Jam" both found in The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves by Linda Ziedrich.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Today's food preservation:
Bread & Butter Pickles, cucumber - 4 quarts
Bread & Butter Pickles, summer squash - 2 quarts
Okra, pressure canned - 2 pints
Pickled Banana Peppers, water bath canned - 1 pint
Szechwan Green Bean Pickles - refrigerator - 1 quart
Pesto, freezer - two 1/3 pints

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Today's food preservation:
Green Beans, pressure canned - 3 quarts

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Today's food preservation:
Orka, pressure canned - 3 pints

Monday, August 01, 2011

Today's food preservation:
Tomato sauce, water bath canned - 4 pints