I started this challenge about the same time as the 100 Ft. Diet Challenge. This challenge was created by Path To Freedom (http://urbanhomestead.org/journal/) , to can and preserve as much homegrown or local food as you can , to feed your family. I try to do this with the garden anyway , but this year I decided it would probably become a necessity with the economy slowing and food prices soaring.
On Monday , my Mom and I canned 14 qts of vegetable soup. Yesterday I pickled 1 qt and 2 pts of Cayenne hot peppers , the next harvest of peppers will be dried to make crushed red pepper , hot sauce and organic pest control for next year. I do want to pickle some jalapenos , we love those jalapeno rings on just about everything. My jalapenos aren't producing well , I'm hoping they will do better as it starts to get cooler. I harvested a few pepperoncini peppers , since there was only a handful , I pickled them in the refrigerator. I just put them in a small jar and poured vinegar over them , they'll stay in the frig and develop their flavor.
Today I have green beans to can , a few jalapenos to stuff and some bell peppers to deseed , blanch and freeze. So I'm heading to the kitchen , to get ~ Back to the Basics ~. Hope you have a great day and your garden gives you a blessed bountiful harvest.
~ Green Blessing ~