It took all day, but we got lots done!
First, we tackled the beets! Picked,
cooked, peeled, cut and packed away...
11 pints (OK, 7 pints & 1 quart) of
beets were pickled! Yes, you are
seeing yellow beets!
Pete found some seeds for yellow beets and
had to try them this season! They have the
same flavor... not sure what the benefits are
if there are any. Maybe, it's that they
won't stain everything they touch!
Then we moved on to the cucumbers!
Using a favorite old family recipe,
we put frech grape leaves & fresh picked
dill into the jars before the cucs go in...
(washed & cut up of course!)
I ALWAYS invert the jars after adding the
hot brine to the jars. I think it helps with the
sealing process.... maybe it does, maybe
it doesn't, but it is what my mom always
did, therefore I do it too!
Tradition, ya know!
18 quarts all ready for the fall!!
I'm hoping there will be LOTS more
before the season is over!
FROM here, we picked corn... and
when I say 'we' I honestly mean, Pete!
He picked & shucked the corn....
I had the pots all ready for blanching
and another one all set up for the
ICE COLD water afterwards!
We cut the kernels of corn off the
now cold ears and freeze them in
the vacuum Ziploc bags!!
47 ears produced 32 cups
of bagged corn!
(I guess I was too tired to take
any pictures of the corn process!)