Week of canning

CanningAug2013

Busy week and weekend canning –
Pizza sauce
2 batches of strawberry jam – LOW SUGAR!!
1 batch of blueberry jam – LOW SUGAR!!
Pickled peppers

So quick and easy to type that out, a little longer and harder to do but well worth it. I bought the fruit to make our own very, very low sugar jam with no added ingredients. I’m so tired of all the unnecessary ingredients. After all, is yellow food dye necessary in pickled peppers?

I dehydrated the tomato scraps to make tomato powder. Not sure if I like it or not. Will wait and see but doubt if I do any more until I prove it out.

I also made 3 batches of mayo. The first two failed so I ended up reclaiming them for mayo cake with blueberries in it. Baked in the sun oven it’s almost too moist, but that’s how John likes his baked goods. I like hard and crusty baked goods but I don’t need to eat them so go with his preferences.

Now it’s time to focus on a dirty house………….
I’d rather be canning!

About Debbie

I'm a 53 yo homesteader/homemaker who is obsessively in love with my God, my husband and my life. I don't know anything about blogging and resisted it for years now. I am good at rambling, which is probably the old fashioned way to say blogging anyway so I'll struggle on and see where this goes. My husband, John, and I live on a 55 acre homestead in NE Texas where we raise Dwarf Nigerian Milk Goats, laying hens, guinea, cats and 3 dogs. We try to live as self-sufficiently as possible, raising organic veggies and meat chickens and using our goats milk for drinking, cooking, cheese/butter making and soap making. John works off the homestead but does a lot on the weekends. We basically live the way our grandparents or great grandparents lived. We believe living debt-free like our grandparents did is the biggest step in being self-sufficient or shall I say, God-sufficient. Life here is always an adventure and seldom boring .... to us anyway! If you have time, come watch the grass grow with me on the porch swing. Debbie
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