Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wish Me Luck.......

The preserves have been pumping out of my kitchen with 82 jars of relish made yesterday using half of my zucchini stash. I decided to put some cucumbers on the chopping block today for a bit of a change....
So with my heirlooms being the first cab off the rank I chopped and de-seeded like a mad woman and I now have 3 big pots full of chunky goodness. They'll stay like this for 6 hours, soaking up a bit of salty goodness, awaiting to be added to a new pickling juice that I've been working on over the past couple of days. This new brew is sure to pack a punk..... *wink*
Now, before I start on the green cucumbers I really must tackle this..... The big pile of waste from the heirlooms... I want to save some of my yummy seeds for next year and for any one else that might like to try some in their garden...... Then the chooks can have fun playing with the rest......
O.K.... Here's my pile of green cucumbers, wish me luck because in about 30 minutes I'll be tackling this baby with hopes of reaching an end to the pile before Little Millie wakes from her sleep in (fingers crossed) 1 hour.....

Here's hoping your having a great day whatever you're doing....

Hugs................... Jodie..... :)

16 comments:

  1. Hope it worked out! Its so great to see all this harvest/preserving. Its leaving me ready & hopeful for our upcoming summer. If I can find some decent sources this summer then hopefully the husband and I can try to do some canning/jamming. We'll see...I've got my fingers crossed that the april-july farmer's market 45 minutes away will turn out to be just what I've been looking for finally!

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  2. Your such a wonderful cook Jodie preserving all that homegrown goodness. I dont think I could do all that. I hope your new brew turns out just the way you want it too.

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  3. That all looks so productive and I'll bet it tastes great !

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  4. You are a machine! Looks fantastic :-)

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  5. How did you go - I was a cooking mad women today while Baden slept. Quiche, cake and biscuits - only to go and WAKE him up and he was already awake and had painted his room in S%*^ you could imagine how happy I was:(

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  6. Gosh, you have been busy! I'd have long since run out of jars.

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  7. Well done and good luck. You inspire me to make better use of my produce for which I am thankful.

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  8. Jodie I reckon you need to publish your own cook book with all your scrummie garden goodness recipe's. Jo x

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  9. Lots of hard work now but you will be glad in the months to come. You will be able to revel in your summer bounty year round!

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  10. By golly chickee!!!!! Thats a whole lotta preserving :D

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  11. I second that motion- make a preserving cookbook so we can all learn from your talents! And a gardening one too while you're at it! LOL. xo m.

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  12. well done for "preserving" a bit of our womanhood too - it is such a lost art. Will be looking to you for advice when we get relocated to Victoria with our large veg patch.
    xx

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  13. What a well stocked pantry you are going to have Jodie! It all sounds delicious.

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  14. Looks like you had the start of a very productive day. Hope you managed to get it all finished.
    Look great so far......

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  15. Hilarious, almost the post i just did, i am doing a veru similar pickle, have 30 or 40 jars so far and came home from Harvest thanks yesterday with 4 more boxes of z and c's!! I love my bread and butter pickles! Interested to know your favorite juice mix, promise I wont be competing!!

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