Thursday, 30 August 2012

Thursdays Kitchen Cupboard


Here we are at that time of the week again Thursdays Kitchen Cupboard. I will be linking up over at The Gardener or Eden's site.

 I haven’t been doing as much preserving as I should. I am not sure what is going on this year, but I am just too tired to get anything done. However, I have been trying to get a bit done when I can.

Mr. Pickles picked me a big ole bag full of cucumbers and I turned them into dill slices. I like that it doesn’t take much to make these, but not too thrilled that I have to process them..Still too hot here for that..LOL


Mr.P picked another 10 or so pounds of cukes last night so I am sure I will be making a few more pickles this year.

I also got some of my broad beans picked, blanched and froze. It sure is a pain in the butt to shell those little buggers. I must say though I am happy that I left them on a little longer since the larger beans are oh so yummy!


 They were so yummy after blanching that I kept snacking on them!!

 I ended up with 4 bags with 2 cups each. I should have enough beans out in the garden to get a couple more bags or at least enough for a few more fresh feedings.


Tonight I am going to try and get my cauliflower in the freezer as well as some cabbage. I read online that you can cut up cabbage and freeze it to use in soups. I am going to give it a try and see what happens.

I hope everyone else is doing great

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love dill pickles and all the processing - no cukes here this year as too dry. I admire all your 'gatherings'!

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  2. Perhaps MRS. Pickles should teach the MR. Pickles how to do some canning so when SHE doesn't feel well, HE can do some work-LOL!

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  3. Those broad beans are really time consuming to do....but, they are oh so good!

    I'm with Sue.....I think it time for some canning lessons for MrP!!!

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  4. I hope you can freeze cabbage because I was thinking of freezing some. I guess I will try it to!!

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  5. You definitely convinced me to try growing broad beans next year. That looks so yummy!!

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  6. It all takes time and energy to get everything stashed away for winter and I find I am getting slower at it as I get older.

    I have been freezing cabbage for years. I even like it just reheated and put into a cheese sauce for a side after it has been frozen.

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  7. TS- You should they are so yummy!!

    Wilderness- glad to hear that you freeze cabbage I am going to do that right now!!

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