What fun. After the quilt show and the community dinner, I threw a load of clothes in the washer and started the Strawberry Preserves. Ernie came in and mashed half the berries while I was washing jars and loading them in the boiling water for sterilization. Then it was into the pot with the sugar, lemon juice and 1 cup of red wine! Smells heavenly. The alcohol burns off leaving a pretty color and a nice taste.
An hour of so later, here’s the end result! 9 half pint jars of home canned yumminess. I think that’s it for this year’s preserves. We don’t eat a bunch of jellies and preserves, but I love having them on hand when we have company.
Wanda sent home 2 bags of squash. The zuchinni’s can be shredded for Zuchinni pizza and frozen. I also make a killer sweet relish using zuchinni.
I’ve decided that yellow squash is nasty when canned. I do use some frozen squash for soups, so maybe I’ll cut and freeze some of this batch.
Susan ~ Patchkat