Sunday, September 12, 2010

Farmer's Market Day, Preserving Food and Hatching Chicken Eggs

Farmer's market proved to be once again a bounty of yummy things.  I bought zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, salad mix, peaches, strawberries, Honey-O melon, apples, Flathead cherries, beans, onions, corn, celery, butter, cheese, and a pork roast. 

Today I blanched beans and sugar snap peas and froze them for use over winter.  Blanching, I have found, to be the easiest way to preserve foods.  I will probably do so with kale and Swiss chard.  I just wish I could preserve other foods better.   My mom used to make canned preserves with the paraffin wax top the USDA says isn't safe anymore.   I don't have a pressure cooker and canning seems a bit daunting at this point. 

Lastly, I succumbed to chicken eggs.  I bought 6 Easter Egger and 4 Blue Orpington eggs for about $4.74 plus shipping.  We'll see...

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