Kitchen Update.







Thanks for the love yesterday. As always I find that unplugging from the computer and resting can work wonders. Today I feel like myself again (hooray!) and rested to boot.

This week has been one of the busiest – and messiest – weeks in my kitchen. Ever. The tomatoes have started coming in (and so have the other nightshades) so we're swimming in sauces, crushed tomatoes, and other canned and frozen goodness. The job of transforming huges baskets and boxes of ripe tomatoes into sauces for the winter is so satisfying.

Yes, the pantry is officially full. I've started stashing food in the basement too. There is something that so deeply satisfied about putting food by. And my kitchen? It's never been messier. Whoa.




But do you want to know something? Come February when we're opening those jars it'll be so worth it.

7 thoughts on “Kitchen Update.

  1. Stefanie McLaughlin says:

    Do you have recipes for all the stuff you are canning or do you just do it by feel now?? If you have recipes (or links to them) I’d love to have them! I am always looking for new ways to put my harvest by — I always plant more than I need!!

  2. Danielle Grabiel says:

    Fantastic!! We are moving cross-country right smack dab in the middle of winter, thus no food preservation for us this year. I will live vicariously through you if that’s OK! Do you know of a website or other way to purchase Ball jars in bulk? PS: last summer with a newborn baby, I spent all of September in the kitchen canning and (mostly) freezing only to have our extra freezer unplugged in September. We lost almost everything. Don’t let this happen to you!! I was inconsolable for about 3 days.

  3. Robyn says:

    I know that you guys are grain free, but do you have any old recipes for marinara or pizza sauce? or maybe someone else who reads this blog? we want to can some pizza and marinara sauce from our tomatoes for the fall. we’re new to all this and are working our way through our first attempts at a garden and canning!

  4. Rachel Wolf says:

    Nice work, Jeanette. And whats not to love about free food?
    (P.S. Tonight Lupine came in from the garden with three lambs quarters plants, begging me to cook them. Into the red sauce they went with the kale!)


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