September 9th, 2008
A friend and I spent an August Saturday canning green beans. We had 20 pounds (!) that we cleaned and trimmed, which was really about half the work involved in the process. We had three pots of boiling water on the stove and one filled with vinegar brine at all times. We used a dilled green bean recipe that was half from Martha Stewart and half from a random Southern recipe I found online. We both wound up with about 15 pints. And they turned out delicious! I love canning. It’s so rewarding and the cans make great gifts. We have plans to make a batch of pickles, but we can’t get to it for a couple of weeks. I think kirby cucs will still be in season, but I’m not sure.
The sun has been out for a few days now and I’m eating it up. I spent all Sunday on the beach reading. It was the perfect temperature with the perfect breeze and no clouds in sight. I have a bit of a red patch on the back of my legs and I feel all warm and energized. :)
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