Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Country Homemaker Hop #36

I'd like to take this opportunity to say acknowledge everyone that has contributed to keeping this weekly blog party going for the last 36 weeks.  THANK YOU!

Without your effort each week to find us and to write a post about your homemaking journey to share, there would be no Country Homemaker blog hop party.

If you read my Country Garden Showcase post you know I have been taking it easy this week.  I did a bit of canning last night.  That makes a total of 24 half pints of pizza sauce this season.  Whew!  Here's my canning total this season to date:

24 half pints pizza sauce
47 quarts concord grape juice cocktail
36 half pints spiced peach jam (I like to heat this up and spread it between the layers of cake)
6 quarts peaches in light syrup
9 8 oz jars of watermelon jelly
16 pints of concord grape jam
24 half pints  concord grape jelly

The jam and jelly usually gets given away for gifts and as you can see from the numbers, my experiment with Saan Marzano paste tomatoes has set me back by several weeks.  This time last year I already had more than 40 quarts of tomato and enchilada sauce.  Alas, I think I am going to end up with mostly green tomato enchilada sauce this year, but that's okay.  I like it too.

It's your turn to link up and share what you've been up to this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to LINK UP your post to share on the FARMGIRL FRIDAY blog hop too HERE at Deborah Jean's Dandelion House blog...


  1. Thank You for hosting the Hop Heidi. I enjoy sharing my Country Life and reading about yours.

    You are a busy gal! I hope to do more homemaking type stuff in the near future.

  2. WOW ! Busy lady you have been ! I am in the process of putting together my own Country Kitchen Recipe book from all the recipes I remember my mum making when we were on our farm and some others from friends from their own country kitchens , lots of home made home grown YUMMYNESS ! I am also planning my raised veggie gardens for next season and getting back to my roots of living of our land the best I can ! Have a good day !

  3. How do you like the watermelon jelly?

  4. You are on a roll! I'll have to get your enchilada sauce recipe and gift you with my chiptole sauce w/ recipe. My first 25 lbs. of tomatoes came off the bushes at the same time and the sauce is delish! So far the 50 plants have given me 15 pints of chiptole sauce, 6qt, 4pt, 7 8oz jar of tomato sauce, and 8 pts of italian seasoned diced tomatoes. Canning up the garden for the upcoming year is so fun and rewarding.

  5. That's great news Debbie. You're my canning hero. I hope to see your pantry full of canned goodies soon for motivation.


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