Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sneak Peek of Giveaway and if I see another TOMATOE!!!

If you haven't noticed, I didn't get any sewing done while watching my grand babies at the lake. So my giveaway is a little late, but good news is you can still enter it in the post below. Sneak peek above and there will be another surprise to go with it.




Below is what I've been doing since we got back from the lake. Vegetables everywhere, canned tomatoes, (rotel, Italian style, and stewed), bread and butter pickles, hot peppers for my stuffed roast I make, recipe here, bread and butter peppers (just made this one up) and string beans. I don't know how the women from the pioneer era did all the chores, canning, washing clothes on a rub board, homemade bread, sewing and mending, large families, etc...I just want to crawl into my little sewing room for a day, but I need to be thankful for all the fresh veggies.



And look what's on the counter, my husband went outside and picked this evening, boy was I HAPPY ;(


Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie


27 comments:

Catskill Quilter said...

You were amazingly productive! I think you can grate the zucchini for bread and then freeze it, make bread later. I am in northern Florida where it is too hot to grow anything already, and very sandy -- so I am wishing I could change places, or at least come into your kitchen and help you can! Geezz, I would even bring my own apron...said wistfully...Great post!

Patty C. said...

This is gorgeous !!!!

retrorevival.biz said...

Oh my! Lucky you that you've reaped such an amazing bounty from your garden!

Can't agree more with what you said about pioneer women ~ how'd they do it all? I wonder this myself just about every day ~ ha!

With a smile,
~Cindy

Jeanie said...

Wow.....those jars of goodies look wonderful! It's a lot of work, but now you can go to the pantry and admire...then taste...your efforts. Yum!

Doniene said...

Oh to have tomatoes!! I'd take your extra - we have been so hot here in Central Texas, that the plants are alive, but it is too hot (100+) to set any fruit!! Nothing is prettier than canning jars full!!!! Have a blessed day!

Nedra said...

I used to can for my family every summer. But, when we moved and downsized 5 years ago, all the bottles went to the Thrift Store. Your kitchen looks beautiful!

West Side of Straight said...

You've been busy, busy, busy! Those filled jars look so pretty!That's a lot of work, but will be enjoyed so much as you eat all you've canned. All that work does keep one away from the sewing machine!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

My toms keeps spliting and breaking! :( Please enter me in your lovely giveaway!

Quilt Hollow said...

Yummo....I'll take a Tomato. I didn't grow any of my own this year and am now wishing I had!!

819545a0-663d-11e0-88c0-000bcdcb5194 said...

I'm in awe of your canning - I freze my produce and am trying to find ways to freeze relishes, etc. I've figured out pickles, but this year's harvest in Vermont portends to be dismal - too much cold, too much water. I like Catskill Quilter's idea for the zucchini. Enjoy all that garden bounty! VermontPines@aol.com

Maxine said...

Where do you live to have such produce at the end of June? Made my mouth water just looking at all the bottles.....

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so jealous! I love canning but don't get to do any since I'm doing mission work in the summers these days. blessings, marlene

andsewon said...

Looks wonderful! Lots of hard work but so worth it later! We do not have a big garden this year. What we do have went in late.

quilterfaye said...

Wow! great job canning. I live in NS and love to can in the fal. My zucchini I peel,shred and freeze in ingredient size bags for making awsum Zucchini Almond pound cake. Love receiving different jams,jelly and canning receipes.
your sneak peak looks interesting.
Faye

Carrie P. said...

Oh, all those jars of food look so yummy. Those will definitely be nice to open in the dead of winter.
Looks like baskets on that sneak peek.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh wow. Beautiful beautiful canning and veg. My grandmother used to say her canning was like looking at jewels on her shelves. These would certainly qualify.

Janet O. said...

Can't believe your produce. We won't have anything to pick for some time, yet (I didn't plant radishes or peas). Oh, wait, I do have some lettuce from stray seeds of last year's heads.
Beautiful mystery you have going on your give away. Just found your blog. Looks like fun!

Cindy said...

Hi Bonnie..I am a friend of Cindy of at Retro Revival.I noticed you mentioned Canton Trades Day. Do you have a booth..or an outside set up? I love First Monday..I have been going there since I was one years old..you see..my parents own land in Canton..and we use to do the First Monday thing growing up...then they built there and I graduated from Canton High School.I live in South Texas now..and we only go home for holidays which hardly ever land on the First Monday weekend..sad!
What all do you sale?
Your veggies look awesome..we lost just about everything due to the extreme heat and drought we have had..maybe a fall garden!
Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Diane H said...

Oh, my mouth is watering over all your goodies. My garden drowned in our wet cold spring.

Micki said...

Gorgeous work you are doing, and your produce is amazing!
Micki

quiltmom said...

What a bounty of beautiful vegetables- I love the wonderful colors and how productive you were to get all of that canned and prepared for your family.
It was amazing how much pioneer women accomplished to provide for their families.
I am afraid I never was very successful at canning anything. My mother has made pickles,jam and frozen fruit and vegetables forever.
I tried it but was not very good at it!
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Shari said...

I grew up in Nebraska and remember those long days in summer when we put up our produce. We didn't do as much as you - but we did tomatoes, peaches, green beans, pickles and corn - but the corn was frozen in portion bags. First time I ever saw an electric knife. There's nothing like home-canned tomatoes in the dead of winter for those yummy winter stews and casseroles...

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

What a beautiful garden you have. You sure have been busy canning. I can't wait till I get some done. I would love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway...it is very impressing, just like your canning. Thank you so much. Hugz,
Linda

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