There is always such a flurry of productive activity at this time of year as I work to get our winter stores of food put away. I thought I'd share some of our food squirreling here. Last year I used all the peaches for peach butter and didn't can any plain ones, E was very disappointed so I made sure to can a batch of peaches for him this year.
I've got a tray of nettle seeds drying for my nettle seed salt.
We keep picking tomatoes to enjoy fresh and to preserve. I also tried making my own pizza sauce to can for the first time.
We've got our supply of squash brought in - all the better to make roasted squash bisque.
I was pleased to find a delicious way to use up eggplant. I did mean to actually use this as pesto but when I was taste testing it I realized it was so tasty that we ended up eating it all on rice crackers for a snack.
I also made sure to dig up and bring in some herbs last week to make sure I have a fresh supply to go with all the ones I have drying.
And so I think I'm mostly caught up and am now just canning the tomatoes as they ripen. The forecast is calling for risk of frost so we'll be picking a lot of the tomatoes in our town garden today and bringing them home to ripen.