My September blogging was slow and I will tell you why. I have two valid excuses, my corporate taxes were due (I hate penalties) and I spent many days preserving vegetables.
Cooking variety of tomato sauces the most, freezing peppers and peeling lots of garlic. I am very lucky and very thankful at the same time for the beautiful vegetables and fruit I received from my mother-in-law and my parents.
Red and Green Peppers
Being married to Italian family you just ought to have tomato sauce, and I do now. If I had my stand alone freezer on the first floor it would probably go through the floor – heavy, heavy. Few years ago I phase out freezing cooked food in plastic containers or bags. It is all in Mason jars now.
Being Ukrainian – we are potato people, plenty this year too.
As always lots of garlic from both sides of family. I simply peel it and keep in the fridge in the jars. It stays for a long time – until next summer.
Mason Wide Mouth Lids
Mason Wide Mouth Glass Jars
Oh and I forgot to mention vegetables and fruit I don’t freeze, we just enjoy them fresh – green beans, egg plants, parsley, basil, black barries and raspberries.
Over the years I tried to grow vegetables in pots – on the backyard and front yard. I was successful many times. Mainly tomatoes, beans, basil and parsley.
Plum Italian Tomato
One year I planted lot of tomatoes and beans in front of the house. It was really successful year. I still remember people stopping by and asking ‘Are these tomatoes in front of your house?’.
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