Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Reminder get those local berries soon. The season is always too short for my liking.
By the time I get my jam done, a few pies for the freezer.I also freeze some for the winter.
A few strawberry shortcakes and just plain strawberries.The season is gone.

Drive to the the Fraser Valley or Richmond the prices are much better than the grocery stores and much fresher.
Take the kids and pick your own , makes a fun day for all. Then on to Raspberries..

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cherry Season

Just thought I would pass this on about cherries.
I froze some as well as preserving some in a light syrup.(1 cup of sugar to 5 cups of water)
The frozen ones weren't as tasty as the preserves.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Auntiejanes Relish

3 large tomatoes
2 green peppers
2 red peppers
3 banana peppers
2 chili green peppers
2 sticks of celery
2 large carrots----Grind all in blender
1 cup cider vinegar
2 tbsp. salt (pickling )
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tbs. mustard seed
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves-----------------------Boil altogether for 5 mins. Simmer for 30 mins.
Pour into sterilized jars and process for 10 mins.-------Leave for 6 weeks.