Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Today's Additions to the Pantry

 We're at the end of our summer garden, but I'm still taking advantage of every last bit of produce that I can.  Today, I used bits and pieces of several items and did this ...


I used ...

less than perfect tomatoes (some of every variety we're growing)
peppers (some of every variety we're growing)
cabbage (leftover from canning slaw)
 onions (these were from the garden)
zucchini (I had one older one that needed using)

... to create garden tomato juice.

If I had thought of it sooner, I would have added a handful of parsley along with some of the other herbs I have growing.   

The only thing in our garden other than purple hull peas, which aren't ready yet, that's in it's prime of producing is okra.  I've frozen a few packages of cut up okra, but today I started canning it.   By canning it I can open a jar and drain it for roasting or pan frying when we want it.  (We've used all of our canned okra so I'll be canning lots this summer ... got to get it restocked!)

Everyday can be a pantry building day, take advantage of it if you can!

patsi

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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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Herb/Coffee Bean Grinder

Manual Food Chopper

Pressure Canner

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A Working Pantry Sews: I Finished My Aprons!

 I've been working on stitching aprons for everyday use for several weeks and finally finished them up yesterday.  

(Finding time to sew during gardening/preserving season is difficult but I was determined to get these done.  Many days I could only squeeze in 15 - 20 minutes of sewing, the end result and lesson though is that perseverance pays off.)


Four of the aprons are made from the same pattern and one was made from a cross-over apron pattern.

Two of the four made from the same pattern are reversible.  If I had thought to make the other 2 reversible before I stitched them up I would have, but alas, it didn't occur to me until after they were already made.

I'm very pleased with all of them!  

Aprons are a tool in my homemaking/pantry living lifestyle that I reach for each morning before tackling the day's tasks.  They are a part of this homemakers armor that helps protect and extend the life of the clothes I wear underneath ... plus they're pretty and who doesn't like to wear pretty things! 

(I also finished up 3 Christmas aprons, but I'll share more about them in an upcoming Christmas post.)

I think I'm through making aprons for a while!!!

patsi

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Monday, July 26, 2021

A Working Pantry Boot Camp: 7/26/21

 I'm a day late getting this week's boot camp entry posted, but here you go ...

Last week's challenge was ...

Add items to your pantry that are the color of black/brown. 

Here's what I added ...


Black Pepper

Pecan Halves (these will be put aside for holiday baking)

Chocolate Chips  (these also will be put aside for holiday baking)

Mixed Nuts (we like to snack on these)

Brown sugar

Refried Beans

Black Olives

... and of course I couldn't let this challenge go by without using it as an opportunity to restock my Hershey's milk chocolate bars!!!

How did you do with this challenge?

For this week's challenge we're going to go a different route ... a non-food route!  That's right, non-food!  My pantry is more than food and yours should be too.  The first non-food 'pantry' item that I'll be inventorying to see if I need to restock is batteries.  That's just one example of thinking outside the box with this week's challenge.

What non-food items will you be adding to your pantry?

(You can always substitute something totally different if a particular assignment doesn’t work for you. Just tell us what you’re substituting.)

 patsi

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Dehydrator Teflon Sheets

Dehydrator Cookbook

Food Saver Vacuum Sealer

Herb/Coffee Bean Grinder

Manual Food Chopper

Pressure Canner

Canning Supplies

Food Scale

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