This is what I have been doing this summer.
I hadn’t canned anything in a couple of years but decided that since I am getting healthy that I should be more proactive in what preservatives that I am putting into my body. I started with canning tomatoes and have frozen green peppers, red peppers, orange peppers, banana peppers and sweet peppers. I can’t wait until fall so that I can can pumpkin to make new low carb recipes such as muffins, pancakes and cookies.
Food tastes so much better when you used home canned items. I am looking forward to this winter when I am making stews and chilis and using my canned tomatoes. I had wanted to can stringless green beans but no one had them this year that I could find and I don’t can any style of green bean that I have to string.
We are also going to buy a freezer soon and I want to buy half of a cow next year and possibly half a pig too. I don’t want to put all of the hormones into my body that many animals are fed to make them bigger so that the large markets can sell them. My daughter-in-laws family raise animals and I plan to get half a cow from them next year. Not sure where I will get the pig from. Perhaps I need to bid at the 4H fair next summer. I am already attending so it makes sense to support the kids by getting a pig there. I just need someone to go in half with me. HMMMMMM Which relative should I ask? LOL
Tomorrow I will show you my favorite farmer’s market and how wonderful all of the fresh produce, eggs and sausage are from there.