Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's canning time again!

String Beans with Potatoes and some just String Beans


Yesterday was started early for us and good thing it did...the early bird catches the worm
and we caught a nice fat one :o) Our intent was to get some nice skinny string beans from the Farmers Market..and blessed us it was our second  vendor, which I could have missed for them being the last ones down the isle...needless to say we were busy as bees, into the night..where the energy came from I don't know but I had it ..and I was sweating bullets :o).but it was well worth the effort...in a close up you can see some string beans and potatoes in the jar and the liquid I used was the bits of country ham that I would use for seasoning in corn bread etc...I boiled it strained it and used it as my hot broth,(I'm such a smart A**) or maybe  just being taught "waste not want not".
What you see is a half bushel, the other half was put into the freezer..I blanch them, cool them,drain them and them into a gallon size baggie..this way I take out only what i need.

6 comments:

Daisy said...

Looks great, Ginny! You've been working hard and have earned a rest now. They look yummy! :)

The Gingerbread House said...

Daisy, it had me going :o), but looking at it complete is so satisfying...Ginny

ladydi said...

Very impressive! The only thing I like to do in the kitchen in the summer is get a tasty dish of watermelon.

nancy huggins said...

You didn't tell us how you did it? Did you have to use a pressure cooker. I cooked some snap beans and little red potatoes a while back and they were sooo good. Never thought about canning some :)

The Gingerbread House said...

I like watermelon in the summer and ice cream too!
I also like getting a ready homemade jar of string beans and potatoes out of the food pantry :o) Ginny

The Gingerbread House said...

Nancy I did a cold and raw pack with the potatoes and string beans into hot jars, added the boiling liquid, then sealed as usual ..(10 lbs pressure35min).
The boiling liquid that I added was some with leftover ham bits that I boiled to get the flavor out of, strained it as I poured it into the jar.with the potatoes and string beans...