Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Jalapeno Jelly!

I used up some of the smaller jalapenos today. Nancy and I made a batch of jalapeno jelly. It turned out very nice, with a good amount of heat! Except now the whole house smells like jalapenos.

So far this fall we've made

6 quarts of tomato juice.
6 half pint jars of chokecherry jelly
6 half pint jars of blackberry jelly
6 half pint jars of jalapeno jelly
5 pounds of frozen tomatillos
5 two cup, bags of frozen, shredded zucchini. Enough for 10 loaves of bread!
several bags of dried herbs, parsley, dill, and chives.

There's a lot more to go. I think I have over 40 pounds of tomatoes to can, many, many pounds of tomatillos to freeze, lots of onions yet to harvest, green beans to pick, sunflowers to feed to the birds.....

I won't be canning tomorrow, I go in for cataract surgery on my left eye. I should be home before noon... I'll just supervise Nancy!


  1. Yumm. You two have been busy.

    Good luck with the surgery. I am sure it will be quick and easy. Our Private Investigator just had his done and he didn't even have a patch on his eye after. Said it took the doc 15 minutes.

  2. Mmmm, looks tasty. Keeping my fingers crossed for your eye surgery.

  3. Thanks everyone. Things went well, no pain and I was awake for the surgery. It was odd to watch my eye being operated on, but my vision was pretty blurry from all the drops and stuff. I can already tell that this is going to be a huge improvement!!

    1. The actual surgery took only 15-20 min? The prep and waiting took the longest. I was at the hospital at 630 and in the OR by 825, back in my room by 905, home by 1045

  4. sounds like your getting your pantry stock ready for a long winter
    great to have your own produce to eat later on
    do ya want a tip to freeze blackberries whole off the bush and have then not go squishy when there thawed out
    lovely on a winters night with a bit of ice cream

    1. Yes, how do you freeze them so they don't thaw out all mushy... That would be nice to know!

  5. pick them and put them on a tray separated single layer and put that in the freezer and let them become single frozen berries
    when there frozen singular you can then put them into a container together and back in the freezer till you need them
    they thaw out as singular ones instead of a mushy lot
    as when you just put them all in together then freeze the lot