Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I spent the afternoon organizing the pantry. It desperately needed it. A giant jumble of jars, beekeeping equipment, boxed goods and more jars. 

We joke in our family that Chris' perfect house would contain nothing but a couch and a bed. Mine? Probably similar to those Y2K Idaho survivalist caves

You know, the ones where they stockpile 5,000 cans of beans and 200 cases of toilet paper. Enough to make it through the next 30 years, should the modern world decide to stop functioning. 

Anyway, I digress:

We are gearing up for canning season.

This year's theme:

Anything but Jam

'cause there is no way we'll ever finish the stuff we've got. 

I've only got a fews cans of beans and a dozen rolls of tp, but by golly, we'll have jam. 


  1. I have that same theme! We went hog wild last year on jam and boy oh boy do we still have enough to keep going strong.

    This year it'll be pickles!

  2. Pickles, oh yum! I'll have to add that to the repertoire. I think we're going to focus on tomatoes...bland but oh so useful, especially in small quantities.

  3. Sonja, I have been making mustards and strawberry hot pepper jelly. I will do jams (I give a lot away) but can't go wrong with pickles. If you have a pressure canner, I do meals with it. So easy when I don't feel like cooking after work.

    LOVE you system I can 400+ jars and they are all over the house! Very jealous of yours.