This summer, somehow, jamming and canning has happened in abundance in our household. Fond memories of my grandmother have rolled right along in the midst of it too.
There is a scripture that runs through my mind periodically...
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider it's ways and be wise!
It has no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest."
"Storing up", in the scripture could be said about really anything, I guess, but all I kept thinking about was having a little bit of summer in the winter and being able to enjoy an extension of the "good food" season.
Here is a picture of what has been made or canned....
This afternoon I plan on adding pomegranate jelly to the mix. I had juiced the pom's at the end of last summer/beginning of fall and froze it until a couple of days ago when I defrosted it to jelly it up. I just located my recipe for it again and plan on making a little more room in our refrigerator!
I was able to share the joy of jamming with a couple of friends and I will be hosting a canning class the first part of August. That should make for some more fun...
On my agenda of things to do, I plan on making up some sauce with heirloom tomatoes and canning that for later in the winter also. The taste of freshly ripened tomatoes can't be topped!
What is your favorite taste from summer? Is it something that you can dehydrate, freeze, jam or can to savor for later? If you haven't thought about it before .... think about your absolute favorite food thing and what can you do with it for later? You can whip up a batch of fresh spaghetti sauce with farm fresh produce and throw it in some freezer bags for later...now that sounds pretty tasty!