Friday, September 10, 2010
So far, I have made 6 jars of Garlic Dill Pickles, 3 jars of Spicy Pickled Beans, 6 jars of Blackberry Jam and 1 jar of Crushed Tomatoes. My tomatoes are just starting to be ready for picking so I'm going to be making a lot more jars of tomato stuff (I might try homemade ketchup this year).
I'm particularly proud of my jam. It took a really long time to reduce down to the right consistency but I think it will be excellent (I licked the spoon afterward and it was pretty yummy!). I might make a couple more jars of the jam if I can get more blackberries off the bushes in the backyard. I also see more pickles in my future since I have a TON of cucumber still out in the garden! Any other suggestions about how to preserve cucumbers?