Vintage (read: old) pressure canner
I dug out my pressure canner from the abyss and put it to good use this week.
We canned tomatoes, salsa, more tomatoes, and ground beef.
Ping, ping, ping!
Just look at these colors!
Our CSA grows a plethora of delicious, organic tomatoes...
I am all for grass-fed beef, and use it most of the time.
And most everything we do eat is organic, healthy food.
However, angus chuck was on sale this week for less than $2 a pound (that's almost 1/2 off!) and I wanted to put some up for the winter months.
This will be perfect for soups, casseroles, sloppy joes, or tacos.
I've been throwing away the greens off of beets for years, not knowing they were a veritable goldmine of goodness.
Those, along with any kale, chard, or parsley I don't get to, goes into the dehydrator.
After they are dry, I crush them with my hands to break them up, removing any tough stems.
(smells like fresh mowed grass!)
They then go into the blender and get pulsed to a fine powder.
I have been using a heaping teaspoon in my morning kefir smoothie.
Really...you can't taste it!
Sheesh...I hope to get back to regular blogging updates as soon as the canning season slows down.
I have missed stopping by my favorite blogs and feel like I've been away on vacation!
See you soon....promise.
In Christ alone,