What you see here is the result of hours, yes, I say, hours, of prep and canning time. We, my sis in law Kelly and I, canned 38 quarts of dill pickles between 4pm yesterday, and 6 pm today. (the gal at the farmers market said a bushel would yield about 24 quarts...)
And here are 14 quarts of spicy, pickled, green peppers.(the heat comes from 3/4 of a sliced halapeno). So yummy, alongside almost any meal. I hadn't canned these in probably 20 years, and my original recipe actually had me put the jars in the oven for 20 min, instead of water bath! Not this time!
Do we look HAPPY????
WE ARE DONE FOR THE DAY!
more to follow, as we have BIG plans
applesauce (recipe from savvycityfarmer.blogspot.com)