The last two weeks have been a blur of finishing up the garden, building compost, canning, celebrating and all sorts of other things. I am happy to say that I am finished with canning for the year (and please don't tempt me into doing any more by offering me any produce - I never can so no). Last week I made antipasto and decided that would be it for the year - no more. Enough.
And so, here is my "cupboard under the stairs" in this house, all done for the year. I love having a coldroom with shelves to line up all the things I've put by for the year. We've definitely got enough tomatoes between the canned ones and the passata as well as the stewed ones in the freezer. And, I think there is plenty of everything else as well. This year we have my regular peach garlic salsa and hot salsa as well as an extra special batch of what I'm calling Johnny Cash salsa for my husband. The floor of the coldroom is mostly filled with boxes full of potatoes (the Kennebecs did great -they're huge!- as did the Sieglinde potatoes) and soon it will be cold enough that I'll have to move the onions and the rest of the squash in as well.
Bliss to be done and feeling all tucked up for the wintertime.