Providence Corner Blog
The Leaning Tower of Peaches on Providence Rd
After an intense week of making Mild Chow-Chow and Pickled Okra, (about 50 jars), & the Speaking Truth to Power Conference, we will be taking a short break. Hope I don't have withdrawals... I told you I thought I was addicted to making preserves. We are taking the grands on a short vacation to Florida. I know what you're thinking. Florida? This time of the year? What was I thinking??? Hopefully, we will mix business with pleasure; and, if all goes according to plan, we will get to spend some quality time with some cousins who live down there.
All work and no play is not good for Jack & Jill.
We finally got some okra tonight at the Dallas Farmers Night Mkt around 12:30am. Also picked up a box of green tomatoes. Guess what we'll be doing this week... making Chow-Chow & Pickled Okra. Don't think we will put up all of the veggies; but probably most of it. I'm thinking some fried green tomatoes out of this deal and freezing some okra for gumbo this winter. YUM!!! I almost tried to buy a box of peaches but I ran out of cash money and my partner in crime reminded me there would be no place to store all of those veggies.
And, the farmers wanted cash only, so that made the decision a lot easier.
Sometimes...well maybe all the time, we need people in our lives to push us forward and pull us back. Thanks K.
Let me clarify my topic!
I believe I am addicted to making preserves. That goes for almost any type of canning product - Jams, Pickles, and Relish. My thought is: If it grows in the ground & is edible, you can probably pickle or preserve it. Surely I am not the only person who thinks like this!!!
Whenever I see fresh fruit or veggies; I see them in a jar with one of my labels on them. (Thanks Pullie the artist). I feel neither ashamed nor deprived during the canning season when I tell people "No, sorry, can't be present this time. See me when the weather is cooler and the canning season has come to an end." Most people understand that. A few do not. Thank goodness my family gives me the space I need to do what I do. If this is indeed an addiction, its a sweet one! Happy to say there are no plans in the near future for my rehabilitation...
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