Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Can You Identify This?

This is what has kept me from posting. Do you know what it is? It looks harmless enough...cute little purplish berry type thing.

Then you start cooking it down and it turns into this.

And now you know why I haven't been around much lately. My kitchen floor has not yet been scrubbed and for that I'm very sorry. Many canning adventures to report. And I'm not working tomorrow, so stay tuned for an update!

I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day. I spent a big part of mine laboring...uh, working. After about 45 hours of childbirth I should know better to refer to anything except that as laboring. The weather here was wonderful and I did get to enjoy some of the afternoon.

Have a great day!


  1. Seriously! I've been so busy, too. I've been trying to can or freeze anything I can get my hands on cheap. We made applesauce last week, 13.5 quarts for only $20. That was 40 lbs of apples! I thought I had lost my mind. Then I made jalapeno salsa. I have pickles in the kitchen, "pickling." I baked green tomato bread yesterday, which was weird, but yummy. Today? I think I actually might be able to vacuum. Fun! Fun!

  2. Green Tomato Bread? Oh, do share! What was it like? I've never heard of such a thing, but am really curious!


  3. The recipe I used was from this website:

    Apparently, you can make green tomato jam as well. I haven't gone there yet.

    It tasted like zucchini bread!