Friday, August 8, 2014
I'm starting to freak out a bit about the summer coming to a close. Driving on the highway yesterday I was shocked by the leaves that are already changing. While fall is so gorgeous here in Michigan, it's really early to see fall color. We are surrounded by some pretty awesome farmers markets here in the Ann Arbor area. I decided that I would give my hand a try at canning. I didn't want to go crazy with huge amounts, but enough to remember what summer tastes like in the middle of a long and snowy winter. I've started out with some roasted garlic marinara and yesterday put up some crunchy garlic dill pickles. I also made some rhubarb and rosemary jam. Canning is more satisfying than I ever imagined. The marinara was more involved than I was prepared for, all that blanching and peeling of 10 pounds of tomatoes for six jars but I know when I take the first bite I will be so happy that I persevered. I'm channeling my inner farm-girl and I like her a lot! Any canning for you this summer?