Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20









After a lot of time spent in my sewing room lately to gear up for the craft show over the weekend, it's been nice this week to get back out in the garden, {admire the zinnias at sunset}, and catch up on some preserving.

There were a couple baskets of tomatoes waiting to be canned.  I still have some Roma's I'd like to use to make pizza sauce.

The string beans are coming on strong, and besides freezing them, I decided to try making some dilly beans {the recipe is from my Ball Blue Book.}  Since the cucumber vines have succumbed to the wilt, this seemed like a good way to use up the dill in the garden and some of the garlic I harvested.  These are something new for us, and I can't wait to taste them.

Another new recipe I tried was a honey blackberry jam.  According to The Ball Book, "in recipes without added pectin, honey can replace one-half of the sugar".  I used some locally produced Basswood honey--it is very mild tasting and it gives the jam a wonderful flavor...I just had to try some on a fresh batch of hot biscuits.



12 comments:

  1. I was hoping to find a few left-over crafts that didn't sell posted in your shop!! I hope you restock soon. :)
    Kim

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    1. Kim, there are leftovers!...I will be getting photos taken and have them listed in the shop as soon as I'm able. Thanks for the interest,
      Deb

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  2. You will love the dilly beans! I have made those many times and they are always a family favorite. The honey and blackberry jam sounds wonderful!

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    1. Just a question...do you let your dilly beans sit for a certain length of time after canning, before eating them?...Deb

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  3. I love dilly beans and never make enough to last through the year. I have not tried honey in Blackberry jam but I think I will. It sounds wonderful. You photos are delightful.

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  4. Your photos inspired me to get busy with my own canning. But many times I will freez fruits and make jelly in the winter months or early Spring. I hope you had good sucess at the sale.
    Have a good rest of your week!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  5. I'd never heard of dilly beans! You are busy woman and I reminds I could do more :-), I did get a few of your cool waffle knit washcloths done..I loved all of your photos. Good luck at the Craft Show...

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  6. Lovely photo's I have never used honey in jam but may look for a recipe now. Those scones look wonderful:)

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  7. I have been telling myself to make some biscuits for days....well your photo is getting me out of this chair. Your biscuits sure look delicious, as does the jam.
    blessings, jill

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  8. I made Pickled Beans for the first time this year as well. I hope they taste wonderful.

    God Bless.

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  9. It's always a pleasure to see your beautiful photos. Those are some awesome looking jam and biscuits! Love the sweet crock in the garlic photo.

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  10. I always enjoy reading and seeing what you've been doing around your home.

    Do drop in sometime for a visit!
    Laura
    Harvest Lane Cottage

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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