Sunday, September 21, 2008

pickled cherry peppers

pickled cherry peppers The first batch of these is a little softer than I'd like. Next year I'll use a little more salt and a water bath canner instead of the pressure canner.
I like these for their simplicity. They only contain a 1:1 ration of vinegar & water, cherry peppers, salt, a bay leaf, mustard seed and a clove of garlic.
cherry peppers

Saturday, September 13, 2008

hammered copper bathroom sink

We received our above counter copper sink from mexicancopper.com. This is going to be an interesting project.
hammered copper sink hammered copper sink


My husband is going to make the base by welding strips of metal that he's been gathering for a while. Once it is finished we will paint it black. We probably won't use flat, but it definitely won't be gloss either.

We'll most likely cover the top with some sort of tile or possibly (but unlikely) stone.

For those who want to know, the workmanship on this is beautiful. The copper is thick and will last us forever, I'm sure.

Friday, September 05, 2008

2008 canning season!

roasted red peppers bruschetta salsa

the finished product pickled eggplant apple cinnamon jelly

apple juice jelly dilly beans salsa & habanero sauce for john
editted to add: i didn't do all of these,
some done by my sister-in-law and
some were a joint effort