Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Bounty

My favorite pear.

There are more where these came from.

All this and more awaited our return from Mexico.

I suppose I'll be making some freezer tomato sauce later today.

I have never canned anything.

I'm pretty sure I'd kill everyone off if I did.

Aren't I making up for lost time with all this blogging!


mama-face said...

Lovely pictures. :)

"Aren't I making up for lost time with all this blogging"


Lori R. said...

my, my... your counter looks like my counter...
I spy okra... What do you do with okra? a neighbor wanted to give me some but I haven't a clue how to use it! I will be canning my tomatoes tomorrow... Just picked tons. How do you freeze them? I have always canned, never froze them. Maybe we can teach each other new tricks. My email address is: lrick4444@yahoo.com if you have time to tell me about freezing, If not, that is okay too.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Lynn, have you listed on my link list for the Rooster Party. So glad you joined us.

See you on Friday and many thanks for displaying the rooster button.

Barb :-)

Just Breathe said...

Awesome! Oh how I wish I had a garden. Love the pear, I love pears in decorating and we love to eat them. You are lucky.

Joanne said...

Oh yum -- especially the pears. I have a soft spot for pears (something to do with my last name). Canning isn't hard if I can do it anyone can -- although I ususally had a more proficient friend helping and guiding me - but that was years ago.
The kids have a great garden with tons of tomatos - but the doggie loves to snap them off the vine.

Lori E said...

There is a good book called Small Batch Preserves. It is good for beginners because you can just do a few jars at a time with a small amount of produce until you get the hang of it.
Looks yummy.

jennykate77 said...

My mom and dad have a pear tree in their back yard and my little boy LOVES to pick pears!! I love the end of summer harvest...always yummy stuff to eat!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! It's so much fun meeting new people, and to find out you're originally from OK...how cool is that?! :)

I loved reading on your other blog about your travels! I'm so wanting to travel overseas!

Hope you're having a great week!

Lynn said...

Hi Lynn, sorry you were away when I had my giveaway, wouldn't that be weird if you won again?
My inlaws are Italian, have a huge veggie garden and fruit trees, even 2 fig trees. They jar enough tomatoes ever September to last us all year so we always have plenty in the cold cellar :)

Florida Sue said...

Lynn! You are home! I am so slow. Glad you had a great time. The pictures are great, we need to see more. You told me it is actually called "gluing shit on shit"..oh sorry, I think that was decoupage. You are scaring me about customs. At least I get to sit in a wheelchair.

Xazmin said...

Freezer tomato sauce? Never heard of it...please tell me more.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, this looks delicious, Lynn!! I learned to can years ago, but I always had that little creepy feeling that some bacteria may have seeped in, so I don't now.

A blogger posted on freezing tomatoes (only if you don't have time to do the sauce) by laying them whole on a baking sheet, freezing them, then packing them in freezer bags. I like that because I can make sauces and salsa and whatever. I am hoping when I go to the lake this weekend that I have some ripe tomatoes!!


Vivienne said...

Love the pears! I used to have a tree that was so prolific the pears were actually a nuisance.

I miss that tree.