Using Garden Surplus: 8-23-12

I didn’t feel tool good when i woke up this

dehydrated zukes

morning, and thought a veggie stew would help.  So now there’s a stew in the crockpot with veggies from the garden and some that i actually had to buy.  My potatoes didn’t produce this summer, and i’m not currently growing shrooms, so those i unfortunately had to purchase.  But even though i don’t have any zukes in the garden, i was able to use some that i dehydrated last season, as well as dehydrated celery and peas.  We have fresh tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, onions, beans, and peas.  And now the house smells amazing!  Already feeling better.

So now i’m using my abundance of pablano peppers for pickled okra.  i’ll probably also put one in each jar of the cukes i’m pickling today.  In fact, they’d be great in the cajun dilly beans i’m canning today too.  i like it to have a bit of a kick, so the pablanos are a perfect compliment.  Plus it just looks cool in the jar.  The remaining peppers will be dehydrated for future use, and i always like to have some frozen for quick use, because they do take longer to rehydrate than thaw.

Other than that, i’m kinda taking it easy today.  i think maybe all the gardening i did yesterday in the heat got to me a bit, so it’s time to recoup and do non-labor-intensive activities.  i can be productive without working my hiney off.  No laughs about my lack of hiney.

The best way to relieve families from time to time is to let them keep some of their own money. ~George Bush (Sr.)

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