Every morning I go to the garden
Okra is one of those crops that has to be picked every day. Do you cut the bottom leaves off your okra? It sure makes the picking easier.
You want your pods young and tender.
Every day we are rewarded with the bounty of this land
Okra blanched, breaded then baked and now cooling to go in the freezer.
Isn't that a pretty sight?
One days bounty. This is my favorite way to can. Not those marathon canning sessions where you can constantly for 12 hours but rather these every day forays where you go to the garden in the early morning coolness. Gather what is ripe for the day then retreat to the kitchen and spend a couple hours dealing with it. Washing slicing and blanching or canning small batches. This small batch canning is so much easier on my body compared to hour after hour on my feet. That way you still have time for the other responsibilities in your life. O Wise One and I are such creatures of habit and do so easily get into routines. When the produce isn't dealt with on a daily basis it does not take long to pile up. Especially with gardens like we have.
These days by early afternoon this is what my counter looks like. Lined up with pans waiting for their turn in the freezer or trays waiting for their turn to be emptied and frozen in vacuum bags.
Not exactly the designer kitchen accessories but we like it!
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter