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August 14, 2007

Canning and Compost

Came home today and my beautiful wife had been prepping cuc's, beans and the fixings for what she called "chow chow"; I later learned that chow chow is a kind of relish with green peppers, red peppers, cabbage, and onions. We cut, prepped and canned until the kids had gone to sleep.
Total for tonight:

  • 3 quarts of pickles
  • 4 pints of pickled beans
  • 1 Quart and 1/2 pint of chow chow
  • 1 Quart and 1 pint of salsa.

Everything that we canned tonight came from our local farmers or from our garden. It's not going to keep us over the winter, but more will come for sure.

P.S. I tried some of the chow chow, and it's delicious. I can only describe it as tasting similar to bread and butter pickles, but slightly different with a little spice.


Rosa said...

Good for you!

I need to decide pretty quick if i'm going to can at all this summer. THe answer is leaning toward no - i went kind of crazy with the tomatos last year, and we're not out yet.

P~ said...

Thanks Rosa, I would say that if you can do some canning, do it. You should have a good idea now how much you'd need and could adjust accordingly.


Stephanie said...

Chow chow? Now I know she is truly from WV. Never heard of it until we moved here.

P~ said...

Yep Stephanie, no lying here, she's a mountaineer alright. Have you tried making it? It's tasty!

Anonymous said...

Chow Chow is some good stuff, especially in a bowl of pinto beans. YUM!

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