please excuse my messy kitchen
i make such a mess when i am pickling..
Good Afternoon dear hearts..
Just a wee post for you of my first few days of just putting away for the winter season...
Terry has been busy picking garden veggies.
Green beans, swiss chard, beet greens and such..
I always can our green beans as we like the taste more than frozen ones and they are more shelf stable..
We bought fifty pounds of pickling cucumbers from a farmer as ours are not ready yet except for a few here and there..
I like to get them done up and over with..
I made Bread and Butter Pickles, Sweet Dills, Sandwich Dills, Farmer Pickles and my favourite Baba's Dill Pickles..
They are said to be the best pickle this side of the Vistabula River...
I used oak leaves to keep them crisp and in the Sandwich dills I used black tea instead of pickle crisp...
Nor did I have any grape leaves which a lot of people use.
I think there are 20 litres of green beans done up .
I am also doing up Salad Beans..
They make delicious winter salads..
Our oldest son used to love that salad...
Terry picked another pail yesterday..
I need to get them done soon but my knee is acting up..
Of all times!! 😟
But... this too shall pass..
Tis amazing what can be accomplished sitting on a stool... 😊
I am resting it again today as I kind of messed it up again last night..
It is really nice day to rest though as it is pouring rain...
Terry requests these cookies every once in a blue moon....
Everyone has a name for them but many are different..
What is your name for them?
Here is my recipe in case you would like it...
In a saucepan put in 2 cups of white sugar, 1/2 cup of butter or margarine and 1/2 cup of milk.
Bring to a good boil and boil for about one and half minutes..
Then add 3 cups of oatmeal, 1 cup of desiccated coconut and 1/2 cup of cocoa..
I always mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together before adding to sugar mixture... Have this ready first though..
Also have a piece of parchment ready too..
Stir well and spoon out onto parchment paper..
Well, this is it for today.. dearies!
So happy I was able to get back so soon.
Will keep trying to do better.. smile..
What are you putting away?
I actually love this time of year and all the pickling, canning and such..
Much better then spring cleaning... 😏
God bless you all today....
Looking forward to reading your sweet notes..