So it is harvest season! Today here is a beautiful fall day - 70 degrees, sun, brilliant blue sky - and I am busy putting food by.
This topic has been mentioned various ways lately, but I thought I'd make a specific thread for it. Not just what you are harvesting, but what you are doing with it.
People with land like jal_ut are always showing pictures of wheelbarrows full of food. I love to see it, but my harvest is micro - jars and bottles and vials and baggies, not wheelbarrows and buckets.
So far I have canned:
strawberry-anise hyssop jam
pineapple sage-pineapple jelly (fortunately I got this made before the pineapple sage plant up and died!)
purple basil jelly
I have frozen:
lots of bags of pesto
I have dried:
(and I'm sure there's more I'm not remembering right now)
I have 10 half-cup tea canisters filled with various herbal tea blends and lots more to come
I have a quart of white wine vinegar sitting in a jar full of purple basil infusing and turning a beautiful color.
Today I'm going to start some olive oil infusing with sage.
So what all are other folks doing with their harvest to put food by?