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Saturday, September 29, 2018


My daughter visited last week and brought me some tomatoes to can from her green house garden.
I did just that.
tomatoes and green peppers

I have these in the window waiting to ripen

More to can

I am keeping this stove downstairs to use for canning.  Our new stove has glass top and it would just not be good to regulate the temperature to can..Not for me anyway. 

These pears I will use to make pear butter.

Tonight I had fried tomato BLT.  I used cornstarch and a little corn meal mixed with it to lightly fry to use in salad.  I had a salad like this in Savannah and I totally loved it.

Well now I will start readying the peppers to make pepper jelly.


  1. Wow, Betsy, your canning looks great. I used to can tomatoes years ago and they taste so much richer than canned ones from the store! I don't have a source now other than the market. Your pepper jelly sure sounds good. The salad sounds delicious and I can just bet it was ! ♥

  2. Your fried tomatoes BLT look delicious.... YUM...

    AND--you all will enjoy those canned tomatoes all winter....

    Made me hungry!!!!! ha


  3. That's a beautiful salad! I bet fried green tomatoes would be good in the salad too. I sure miss my canning and pickling days. Your jars are pretty as jewels!

  4. The canned tomatoes look amazing, the perfect taste of summer through the cooler months.

  5. Oh, Betsy, you are such a go-getter. I haven't even heard of some of the stuff you are putting up. (You didn't think I knew that phrase, did ya!) Good for you my friend..Happy New Week..xxoJudy

  6. What a bounty! And how wonderful it will all taste this winter. I love fried green tomatoes but have never made them myself. I don't think I'm "southern enough" yet!

    1. Thay are so easy to make and so good. I don't like mine real green, more reddish as they are tastier.

  7. A lovely post.
    All the vegetables look great and the canned tomatoes look amazing … I can taste them from here :)

    All the best Jan

  8. Dearest Betsy,
    That is a bountiful gift for starting to can for enjoyment later in winter time.
    I've always used my electric oven for canning. In a water bath, works nice and evenly. Then putting the jars on their head for a few minutes to remove any air bubbles and turning it around.
    Your recipe looks really inviting for a bite... especially around lunch time!

  9. I envy you all those delicious looking tomatoes, and those pears. I have never fried tomatoes this way before and I can't wait to give them a try now. Thanks Betsy :)


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