Friday, August 5, 2011
Winding Down, Gearing Up
Our zucchini plants are starting to wind down the season, suffering through the last month of super hot temperatures and minimal rain. We have at least a dozen bags of frozen shredded zucchini in two cup increments which should give us plenty for the winter along with the jars of relish we made. Thanks to another blogger's suggestion we dehydrated the last zucchini but mixed up the topping with a combination of salt and Tony's Cajun seasoning for a little zing.
This is the first of the canned tomatoes. We planted heirloom varieties that don't have much shelf life so frequent canning is important. The little raccoons have decided to invade them as well as the corn (and flowers!) so we pick them as quickly as possible even if they have to sit a couple of days to deepen their color, although they are not supposed to be all dark red but a rainbow of reds to purple. We'll do some whole but other will be seeded or made into a sauce.