With the summer garden winding down, it’s been a busy week in the kitchen. I canned my first ever batch of Bread and Butter Pickles and several pints of Salsa!
We’ll wait three weeks to try the pickles; as per the recipe, they need to season. I doubt they will be as good as my grandma’s – I’ve got to find her recipe! Every summer when I’d walk in her door she knew I’d want some of her garden bread and butter pickles and as I got older she always sent a jar home with me. Ladies, especially you young’ins – GET those heirloom recipes while you can. I didn’t think about it when I was younger and there are many I would like to have today.
We grew some new tomatoes this year; some small round sweets and we grew jalapenos and for the first time – chilies – they are growing like crazy.
The salsa tasted pretty good out of the pot. I’ll know more when we crack a jar open on Labor Day. If it’s a success I’ll post the recipe next week. Till then, have a joyful weekend and remember to leave the labor behind and enjoy the blessings of family and friends.