Thursday, August 7, 2008

Farmers Market

Today was filled with attending the local farmers market, bring home the goodies and prepping them for canning, freezing, ect.

I ended up getting enough chopped J-peppers to fill 2 quart jars and just added vinegar and put in the fridge. The best way to chop is to hold onto the stem and chop away, then taking tongs and placing into the jars, this way you do not get the stuff on your hands.

I bought a califlower as big as a basketball, no kidding and then chopping 2/3 and froze, the other will be in the fridge for this weekend cooking.

I picked enough green beans from the garden to can 5 pints today alone.

I have baked 3 loaves of bread, all from the new book of mine, but I have got comfortable enough to tweek a few recipes to satisfy me and my family. I have changed a few ingredients, taken things that were to be free form loaves and placed into a bread pan, and vola sandwich bread. Right now I am baking Granola bread, recipe in book for both granola and the bread, but I made my own granola from a combination of recipes and that is what I am using.

I bought baby new potatoes that I will use this weeked to make ham, beans and potatoes, Yummy. And of course some homemade bread.


Sabrina said...

Oh- I like this hint for chopping jalapenos. Once I got the stuff on my hands and my palms burned for hours.

I'm curious how long the peppers keep this way and what type of vinegar you use. We love spicy things in this house (at least the parents do).

Sounds like a very industrious and fulfilling day!

Kerry said...

Wow - you had a very industrious day! By the way the photo of your family at the bottom of your blog is precious!

I'm hosting a "Farmer's Market Report" Mr. Linky. I'd be thrilled if you'd come by and check it out! Perhaps you'd like to submit this post? Here's the link:

Kerry said...

Thanks for participating in the Farmer's Market Report! I'll have this up each Saturday (mid-day).