Thursday, July 18, 2013


Attempting to make the perfect dill pickle.
Crispy and tart.
Having a hard time with the crispy.
This is the last year I will try dill pickles.
(I say that every year)

12 pints of dill pickles.
10 pints of Amish coleslaw.
(Amish coleslaw is crispy and YUMMY)
I love canning.
I know it's not some people's deal.
But it is a big deal to me.
There's nothing like seeing those gleaming full jars.
My own grocery store!


Nancy Face said...

Holy Cow! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You never cease to amaze me with your canning. I have yet to can anything.
I am very impressed and want to raid your pantry!

Julia said...

Nice job.
I used to do an awful lot of canning and preserves but not lately. I make pickles for my husband and that's it.

Betty said...

I admire you. I don't pressure cook because I'm terribly afraid the canner is going to explode in my kitchen. It's irrational, I know.
Dill pickles are my fave! I want to grow dill in my grass/garden space because I just like picking the dill and smelling it. It's irrational. I know.

Deb said...

That is really awesome! I salute you!

life in red shoes said...

I love that you do this! I saw your haul last year and was seriously impressed. I enjoy it too, but the bounty starts about the same time as school :(
Maybe you'd be so kind as to share your favorite recipes?

RoeH said...

I have canned a little bit and loved doing it. You feel so. . . . homey and wonderful. My favorite thing was dill pickles. They were always so much better than the stores.

Anonymous said...

I remember all the pretties you canned last year. Best wishes with the perfect pickle!

wendy said...

I bow to you. I haven't canned in years. BUT ONCE UPON A TIME.....I had jars and jars of lucious stuff that I liked to stand back and admire.
It all tastes so much better then store bought stuff.
miss ya

Barb said...

When you find the perfect recipe for crispy dills, please share! I have given up on them completely!

Nothing makes me feel better than to see my shelves lined with yummies from the garden!!

Happy canning!

Lesa said...

I think I've told you before, but I'm jealous. I grew up canning with my Mom and I loved all the bottles lined up in the basement storage room. For some reason, I just can't get into it...I want to. You do a great job. I'm impressed and I'm glad you like it!:)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'd love to have the slaw recipe - will you share? blessings, marlene

Maggies Corner said...

Your canning goods always look so yummy and beautiful. Reading your posts makes canning sound like fun but for me it is a hot, hard job. I enjoy the fruits of others labor though. Kudos to you sweet Tauna for a job well done! Hugs!

ruthie said...

Looking at your work makes me tired! What is "Amish" coleslaw? and you really can it?

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

Please dear friend, share your Amish Coleslaw recipe with us!