I had a productive afternoon in the garden, kitchen and pantry. I harvested some herbs to use and to dry. When I was tidying up and taking inventory in our pantry I found some hiding pickles, salsa and canned tomatoes from last season. I decided to use up our canned tomatoes to make some ketchup - a family favorite, especially in the summer when we do a little more grilling. I also ground up the peppers I dried last fall so they are a little easier to use.
The season of harvesting, preserving - and enjoying the garden's bounty has officially began!
I spent a good part of a rainy day yesterday in the kitchen and pantry drying herbs, making ketchup from the last of our canned tomatoesI gathered my big first harvest of herbs. I collected some basil, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, oregano and chives. After those were washed and drying I decided to go through the pantry, where found our last jars of pickles and four jars of home canned salsa that were overlooked in all