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Preserving Round-up: August Urban Farm Challenge (a little late)

Dill Pickles (Maggie Bullock)
Dill Pickles (Maggie Bullock)

Fall is here. It has been for weeks, but I’m behind the world right now, and in a little bit of denial. I still have a box of tomatoes from the garden ripening in the garage and squash (the squash trellis was a success, I haven’t weighed my take yet, but I would guess that I have at least 50 pounds) has been stored in the basement pantry.

The August Urban Farm Handbook Challenge was preserving, and though I didn’t get to posting, I did preserve in August…mostly pickles. I thought I’d post a preserving round-up of recipes on the blog as a kind of index for the year.

Here are links to some of the things I’ve canned this year:


Rhubarb Syrup

Pickled Red Onion

Orange Meyer Lemon Marmelade

Preserved Strawberries in Syrup

Preserving Cherries

Citrus Preserves

Rhubarb Chutney

Wine Jelly

Dilly Beans

Next up, I'm planning on giving this recipe for Caramel Apple Jam a try, hopefully this week, and this one from Mrs. Wheelbarrow for Caramel Pear Preserves. (Mrs. Wheelbarrow has announced that there is a book in her future. If you haven't looked at her blog, you probably should. She is at the top of my list of food/canning bloggers and I can't wait for her book!)

What did you can this year? Anything new on your list? Anything I should try next year?




 



DwellWellNW

Artist and crafter Maggie Wolcott writes about craft events in and around Spokane, as well as her own adventures in creating and repurposing. Her DwellWellNW posts include project and decorating ideas, recipes, reviews of events, and interviews with local artists. Maggie spends her days as an English professor, and when she’s not grading papers, she can generally be found with a paintbrush or scissors in hand. She can be reached at mebullock@gmail.com.