Wednesday, July 28, 2010

foodies welcome (bring your own dinner)

As I type this, it is 5:10 p.m., we have no dinner and I can’t go to the grocery store (as planned) because we are in the midst of another thunderstorm. So, I decided to post pictures of food while I wait for the storm to pass. It was either that or start eating jam right out of the jar. After a brief deliberation, I decided to go for the blog.

I have been canning like a crazy person and I have banned commercial cereal from my house, resulting in the perfection of my homemade granola. Recipe to come. (That has nothing to do with these pictures. I am food focused at the moment.)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the farmer’s market is open! (I wish I could go there now and get something for dinner…) Hit your local market and stock up while produce is in season. I am going to try my hand at freezing eggplant this year so I can have my low-fat-not-eggplant-parmesan whenever I want, which is often. Visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation for SAFE ways to preserve the harvest. I am all about avoiding botulism toxin.






Susan in SC said...

Love fresh produce! My tomatoes are almost ready to start canning. Thanks for the comments on my blog today. We were at the Fish Hatchery above Walhalla, SC. I know that would be a drive for you but it really is beautiful.

Debbie said...

Hi Chris, thanks for commenting on my blogs! I would love to learn to can--seems like it would be so satisfying.