Sometimes my friends wonder where I am in September and October.  Well, probably in the kitchen! I have to admit that this year I did more canning than I have ever done in the past so it’s possible six or sever weekends were decided to this task.

I often think about women in year’s past who had to ensure they had enough food for their family through the winter. I have no real concept of how much work that was but I do know how much work the jars I prepared were! Thankfully my husband is often around and will help chop or peel tomatoes. 😉

Here’s a list of all the things I ended up with this year!

  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato juice
  • Green tomato pickles
  • Pickled beets
  • Apple sauce
  • Apple butter
  • Peppy Salsa
  • Ketchup
  • Plum sauce
  • Zucchini Pickles
  • Turnip pickles (not a typo!)
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Pickled mustard asparagus
  • Dried tomatoes
  • Chutney  (at least four kinds!)
  • Crabapple jelly
  • Strawberry jam
  • Raspberry jam
  • Morning Cheer marmalade
  • Carrot pepper salsa
  • Pickled asparagus