Aug 30, 2011
Last night something amazing happened here... the a/c was turned off, temps were in the 60's - that hasn't happened since early May! Last night I couldn't even concentrate on my book because I kept getting surprised by a wonderful cool breeze blowing through the house. Today was more of the same. I put off working in the garden today in favor or more "seasonable" activities like canning and going to the library. Today was cool, in the 70's and breezy, and just felt like fall to me. (I wasn't so happy the past 2 days, when we were cleaning up Irene's mess in the 90's!) Fall always means putting up the last of the summer garden and activities like reading a book outside or a visit to the library. After that library visit with the kids, I tackled the red stuff!
Left: Poblanos, Right: Bell Peppers
Since I already have oodles of Poblanos hung to dry into Ancho Peppers...
I thought I'd try roasting and canning them to use as Stuffed Poblanos/Chiles Rellenos this winter.
Roasted, peeled, seeded and left whole for stuffing - pressure canned at 10 lbs of pressure for 35 minutes.
The very, very last of the large tomatoes and beans. These were harvested the day before Irene stormed through, and sadly the plants were damaged to the point of being ripped out. All that's left out there are 2 little Juliet hybrid plants that I will use for drying.
One thing is definitely done for the year, no more tomato canning! The kids go back to school next week, so I will have more uninterrupted time to continue the fall chores outside, but for today it felt nice to just do whatever felt like fall to me :)