Monday, 3 September 2007

Home preserved

Well it seems it has been over a week since I last posted on here. It is amazing how one night of virtually no sleep can throw your body out of rhythm. I am finally starting to feel normal and get my household routines back in place. First on my agenda is to hang some washing, but my other task for today is to move my jars of preserved fruit to a new cupboard. Last year I was fortunate to get plums and apricots from friends' trees and some cheap nectarines from the local market. All these were dutifully "bottled" using my new Fowlers Vacola preserving unit (basically it is a large plastic barrel with a heating element in it). There are quite a few good websites out there with instructions on using them, so I won't bore you with the details. A few of the sites I refer to for help & parts are Bake and Brew and Green Living Australia. Rhonda is also going to be posting about preserving over the next few motns so keep an eye on her blog too! Or just use Google. I'll also post as I manage to do more preserving.
Anyway the washing machine is beeping to say it is finished so off I go to start my day! Hope you have a productive day and take care of you.


Kez said...

Yum - looks great. I've never tried preserving.

miss*R said...

I love preserving! I have the same Fowlers Kit and have been doing it for years now. My last lot were strawberries. fun stuff to do and so satisfying when it is all sitting there looking wonderful :)

Lib said...

Yummy -Looks Great.
I can, freeze or dry most of our food and enjoy doing it very much.
Hope you have a Great day!!!!!

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Have a Great day.

Linda said...

Hi Lisa, Thank you for visting my blog and the nice welcome. Hope you visit often.

You have a great blog. I've been reading your earlier post and getting some good ideas. I have a slow cooker and have never started anything out frozen but I'm going to follow your suggestions and give it a try.

The perserves look delish. This is something I'm going to have to learn to do. I wish I had paid closer attention when my Grama was putting up fruits and veggies.

Happy Days to you...Linda