After realizing how easy the canning process is, decided we needed to do something with the rediculous amount of cucumbers our garden is growing. I cut off like 9 baby cucumbers from our vines and made bread and butter pickles and they are delicious!! I let the sliced cuces soak in salt and ice overnight so they turned out so crispy! I only made 4 jars and 1 is pretty much gone already, I think I will make some more this weekend.
A couple weekends ago was the porter peach festival and the weekend before that, my parents went and got lots and lots of peaches! I love porter peaches so much! I decided I wanted to make and can peach butter!! I read a bunch of recipes online and they all said it burns easily and is best made in the crock-pot. Well after crock-potting for like 8 hours I got tired of waiting for it to thicken and put in on the stove and boiled the shit out of it and it thickened beautifully and turned out amazing! I made 5 jars! My mom and dad were just eating it with a spoon. To further enjoy the peach butter I made biscuts and gravy. I hate making biscuts because I hate cutting in the butter b/c I am lazy and I hate kneeding the dough b/c I hate how the dough sticks everywhere, but the biscuts are not quite as fluffy if you coat everything with flour so they dont stink. Its a balancing act I just dont like.
The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~Hanna Rion