13 hours ago
October 8, 2012
My Larder Shelf
Happy October! I can’t believe that the last time I was on the blog was in the beginning of September. Life has taken over this past month and between Big C’s school, football, Cub Scouts, playing with Little C, canning, and life in general, the blog has slipped. I was feeling really bad about this fact until I did the final tally of my larder shelf. Now I know where the majority of my time has gone! This is only my second true year of canning and I am very proud of my results. Here is the final tally sheet. You can click on the links below and it will take you to the recipe I used.
Throwback Road Larder Shelf 2012
6 Quarts of Summer Squash Sandwich Stackers
2 Pints of Gingery Pickled Beets
10 Pints + 4 Quarts of Tomato Basil Sauce from Ashley English's' Homemade Living Series
8 1/2 Pints + 2 Pints of Peach Butter
5 1/2 Pints of Peach Jam
5 Pints of Peach Salsa from my favorite canning book Food In Jars
4 Pints of Tomato Salsa
2 1/2 Pints of Tomato Jam ……amazing!
1 Pint of Fire Roasted Tomatoes
2 Quarts + 2 Pints of Plums in Honey Syrup
20 Pounds of Sauerkraut
4 Gallons + 15 Quarts of Fridge Pickles
1 Quart + 5 Pints of Homemade Applesauce
3 Gallons Cherry Tomatoes
4 Gallons Blanched Summer Squash
6 Cups Shredded Zucchini
8 Quarts Roasted Green Chilies
4 Quarts Spinach
1 loaf of Zucchini Bread
1 Ice cube tray of frozen basil
1/2 Gallon Jar of Scarlett Runner Beans
40 Storage Onions
I did not keep track of all of the fresh produce we ate throughout the summer, but it sure was yummy!
The first frost hit Colorado the end of last week and the garden is in the process of being put to rest. My kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are loving the morning frosts and the garlic is snug under a bed of straw. Time to clean up my potting area and rest for a bit. I will miss strolling in the garden every morning, but I look forward to planning out next years bounty. I am glad to be back on Throwback Road, and as always thanks for stopping by!