Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stocked



You could consider this two shelves full of food's version of accessories (after all, you can't make a meal from pickles or jam), and it may not be much by serious preserving standards, but it still makes me feel rich and a little bit proud.

Bottom shelf, left to right: blackberry jelly, Victorian rhubarb BBQ sauce, pickled red and yellow beets, gooseberry and lavender jelly, gooseberry and rhubarb jam, blueberry chutney, rhubarb chutney, bumbleberry jam, lavender jelly, peach butter, tomato sauce.

Top shelf, left to right: applesauce, crabapple jelly, crabapple butter, more crabapple jelly, pickled zucchini, bread and butter pickles, pickled red cabbage, fermented deli pickles.

10 comments:

Flartus said...

Oh, it looks so beautiful--especially the lavender jelly (if I'm following along correctly).

Growing up, we had a floor-to-ceiling open pantry, several shelves of which Mom filled with jars like these. I still remember with fondness that display of colors behind the curved glass. Gotta say, though, that's a lot of jelly for two people! ;)

Holly House said...

ooooh! That looks awesome. Sadly, no canning here this year, I'm just stocking up with canned soup that's on sale lol. That lavender jelly DOES look amazing. Jealous!!

Natalie said...

Awe inspiring. Take a bow!
May I be the first to enroll in your Canning Camp Summer 2012?

Miriam said...

Yes, Flartus, that's a LOT of jelly for two people, even when one of them has almond butter and jam/jelly on toast every morning for breakfast!

Holly House, the lavender jelly IS really pretty, but it's also pretty much useless in the nutrition department - lavender infused water, sugar and pectin. I'm thinking of it more as art, than food.

And Natalie, the thought of canning with you in your kitchen or my kitchen makes my heart sing.

jeanives said...

and a bow to the sturdy shelves and whoever the genius was who invented "canning" bottles, and the sheer joy of creation

Buttons said...

I love the look of your preserves there is nothing more satisfying then putting you goods on display for you to admire your hard work just before you get to consume them. B

Doc said...

Very nice and you should be proud

Paula said...

You should be proud- I canned ZERO this year- lousy garden and what I did harvest got stuffed into the freezer since I didn't have enough to bother with canning!


BTW- Steve got your seeds in the mail today- this was the soonest after Columbus Day he could get to the post office!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

So neat, Miriam! We also can here at home, but since our shelves are inside Gordon's wood shop, well... you can imagine the layer of saw dust that sits on top of every jar.

Winter may come and you gals are not going without some yumm goodies!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I'm very impressed !
The closest I have come to canning is when I canned tomatoes, and I was so proud of them, I dared anyone to partake.....
I know, sad isn't it :)
~Jo

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