I'm not canning as much as I did last year. Last year I over did it I think. I still have 2 pints of zucchini relish, 3, 1/2 pint jars of rhubarb/pineapple jam and 9 pints of salsa and I'm on my last quart of pickles.
I made these 5 qt of pickles tonight. The 2 on the left have some jalapenos in them so they will be spicy (hot) The one in the middle and the one on the far right are just plain old dill pickles. The one 2nd to the right, I tossed in some pickling spice just to see how that would be. We will see.
Yesterday I made 3 pints of pickled beets. Not near enough for me. I want to make a case of them. I will have to get more beets as the farmers market on Wednesday and make 9 more pints. Just so you know, I make a mean pickled beet. Sweet and spicy. I must like the taste of sweet, spicy dirt!
I have lots of zucchini that I will shred and freeze them. I have not tried that before but a few people have told me that it works good.
I was looking at my garden. No beans yet. I have some nice looking tomatoes but they are still green. I will cut the stems that have no flowers so that the plant will start putting more energy into the existing ones.
Are you all into canning and such? What have you put up so far this year?