Monday, June 18, 2012

Little House In The Swamp

Yes it's time to start putting up food for the rest of the year, and that always reminds me of the Little House on the Prairie books, but we don't live on a prairie, we live in a swamp.  The tomatoes are from the garden and I'm going to make it into tomato sauce and freeze it.  We have too many tomatoes to just eat even though I putting them into salads every day and slicing them up and eating them with feta cheese.  I thought about trying to can the tomatoes but decided freezing would be easier.  I'll be adding peppers, basil and oregano that are growing in our garden.
The peaches are  lovely Georgia peaches and I wish they came from my backyard, but they didn't, but they are local and that pleases me.  I'm making jam out of them and in about 2 weeks I'll make another load.  Love making my own jam, I know exactly what's in it and I can control how much sugar is in.
Now I need to get cooking.


  1. It's great to be able to preserve some of the harvest. A little taste of summer in the depths of winter.

  2. I freeze my tomato glut, too. I've never tried canning. Having a supply of tomato based sauce is also very handy when the fresh tomatoes are over. I'm looking forward to the taste of my first home grown tomato!
    Love from Mum


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