Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Conclusion of the 2010 Canning Season

I've stayed busy canning this fall and I think I have finally put up enough pickles and jam to be satisfied for the rest of the year. I also think it's time to stop spending my weekends canning and get back to the lab to finish my analysis for my dissertation. Canning was a much-needed, and very enjoyable, break from the monotony of spending evenings and weekends at school but it is time to buckle down again. Any fun time I allow myself in the next couple of months will be taken up by snowboarding!

I have been very happy with all of the pickles and jam I've made. I think my favorites have been peach jam, dilly zucchini, and peach salsa. I'm a bit lazy when it comes to peeling and cutting a bunch of fruit or vegetables so I was thrilled to find peeled and sliced frozen local peaches at the grocery store. If only I could buy everything else already chopped and peeled. If you'd like any of the recipes I've tried, just let me know!


  1. Maybe I should wait on sending you the Miktsqaaq Angayuk fauna to analyze until after you've made me a bunch of pickles? Hee hee - just kidding. But your canned food does look good!

    It's funny, but I no longer freeze salmon whole. We only eat canned fish these days. Patrick

  2. I will definitely bring you some pickles next time I come to Kodiak - which will probably be for that conference in April!

  3. Ok. I am REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY impressed, Molly.
    Wow. That is a gorgeous photo! All that wonderful canned food!
    :) Zoya

  4. Soooo sooo cool Molly! I'd totally be up to trading a couple of jars. I don't really have a ton of variety like you, but maybe we can can something new and cool when you come up to visit? Hope you guys are well...