Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Country Homemaker Hop #36

I'd like to take this opportunity to say acknowledge everyone that has contributed to keeping this weekly blog party going for the last 36 weeks.  THANK YOU!

Without your effort each week to find us and to write a post about your homemaking journey to share, there would be no Country Homemaker blog hop party.

If you read my Country Garden Showcase post you know I have been taking it easy this week.  I did a bit of canning last night.  That makes a total of 24 half pints of pizza sauce this season.  Whew!  Here's my canning total this season to date:

24 half pints pizza sauce
47 quarts concord grape juice cocktail
36 half pints spiced peach jam (I like to heat this up and spread it between the layers of cake)
6 quarts peaches in light syrup
9 8 oz jars of watermelon jelly
16 pints of concord grape jam
24 half pints  concord grape jelly

The jam and jelly usually gets given away for gifts and as you can see from the numbers, my experiment with Saan Marzano paste tomatoes has set me back by several weeks.  This time last year I already had more than 40 quarts of tomato and enchilada sauce.  Alas, I think I am going to end up with mostly green tomato enchilada sauce this year, but that's okay.  I like it too.

It's your turn to link up and share what you've been up to this week.  Thanks for stopping by!



  1. HI,
    I shared my Grain-free Salmon Rolls and an article about why going gluten-free is just not enough!

    Check out my new online cooking class: go grain-free

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thank you Jill. I will have to go check them both out now.

  3. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of healthy, tasty and delicious
    Easy Dried Kale Chips!

    Here’s the link: