Monday, August 9, 2010

A day in the kitchen...

While my dad was hauling grain for two of our neighbors, and while Andrew was in the hay field, Mother, Jacob and I spent a good portion of our day in the kitchen, and got many things accomplished.

For instance:

Jacob and I picked some peas; shelled them; steamed them lightly and then vacuum sealed and froze them... (The bag on the right is not sealed yet and the one on the left is vacuum sealed.)
Our sealer:
Mother and I cut up and mashed some Organic peaches, then added a couple pints of raspberries that Andrew brought back from the Bartletts' this morning...
...Then I made a double batch of jam, using honey to sweeten it and Pomona's Pectin to thicken it:
I also made a batch of delicious Raspberry Muffins. Yummy--especially with jam on top!!!
We also worked on green beans. Mother recently bought this handy tool that makes your beans into "French Style" beans...
We did 7 quarts worth--enough to fill the pressure-canner and will do more tomorrow.
And that was our day. Isn't harvest-time wonderful--and busy? :)


Rachel said...

Cora, you are right - harvest time is wonderful! :)
Time in the kitchen is also great, all the goodies you were busy with look wonderful! :)

Love you,

PS: I really like that tool for French style beans! :)

Sonja said...

Yes, it is Cora Beth! :-) It looks like Yahweh has blessed you all with a bountiful harvest.


Miss Jen said...

That is SO wonderful! <3
Oh, the joys and delights of canning!!

Love & Blessings~ Miss Jen

Cora said...

Yay for Pomona's Pectin! Best stuff ever!

Kimberly said...

Looks like a good day's work.