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Friday, September 7, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday #18

Good Morning


Welcome to Farm Fresh Friday!

A short 3 day break away
from the hum-drum of 
the canning kitchen 
was just what the doctor ordered!

We had three fun-filled 
days celebrating our 
5th Birthday!

It rained 2 of those days,
and cancelled our visit
to the downtown farmer's market,
but that's okay!
The rain was wonderful
and it did not
affect our birthday bowling party!

Historic City Market
in downtown K.C. is one of our 
favorite places to visit!
The fresh produce comes in from
all over the area.
We've been there many times
and highly recommend it
to anyone visiting Kansas City!

I have been canning up a storm this summer...

Salsa and pickles are piling up...

but, it's never enough...

the more you make
the more you give away 
and the more you eat,

so I won't stop making it
until all of the great veggies 
quit coming into the kitchen 
from our garden!!

Salsa and pickles,
Salsa and pickles,
salsa one day,
pickles the next...

I've been stuck in this routine
for a few weeks now...

it's time for something different!!

The same great veggies,
just a little different process...

A new direction!!

Now I'm making tomato juice!!

Not quite as extensive as 
chopping all those vegetables
that go into salsa....

Just core and quarter the tomatoes
and throw in some onions!

the hard part is pushing it 
through the colander...

my arm is aching after
three batches!!

As I'm grinding away, 
I just keep thinking about the 
finished product...

mmmm, homemade tomato juice
is SOOOOO  delicious!!

Good home-canned food from 
home-grown vegetable gardens,
can it get any better??

I don't think so!

Well, maybe a fresh rain would top that!!

At least it's cooling down some here.

What's fresh in your neighborhood?

We'd love it if you would 
share it with us!!

{P.S. I'm posting a recipe
for refrigerator pickles over at
Pickles and Petunias today!
Stop in and check it out....
here's the link:

 This is a place to share all things FRESH,
 homemade and/or home-grown.
There is no rule that it has to be made by you or grown by you,
just the fact that it was 
hand made or grown by somebody
and not mass-produced or imported from Timmbucktu is good enough for us!!

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Sall’s Country Life


Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful photos and happy birthday to your lil' one. :)

Lavender Cottage said...

A lot of work doing your home canning but I'm sure your family loves you for it. The only thing I ever made with tomatoes was chil sauce and I haven't even done that for years. Hubby doesn't eat condiments so I buy what I want at the market for myself.

TexWisGirl said...

love the shot of the pickles in the grass. :) and the colander strainer, too! that was my job as a kid! :)

It's me said...

Always a party to read your post .....happy weekend.....love love love Ria...xxx..

Lisa Lynn said...

Stunning photos, as always!

Lynne said...

Love the photos, green in the pickles, tomatoes cooking, jars of red sauce . . . Fabulous!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the pictures of all your canning! It will taste so good this winter!