Tuesday, September 30, 2008


At the Co-op,  the end of the month is time for inventory.  In my current job, I don't really have to do anything for inventory, except occasionally troubleshoot some problems with our handheld terminals and the reports they generate.  So in the spirit of cooperation and in the memory of late nights counting bread in the freezer, I'll take an inventory of what I've canned so far this year.  All ingredients are either homegrown, local, organic, or some combination of the three.

Tomato Sauce- 12 quarts
Pickles (hot and regular dill)- 15 quarts
Salsa- 9 1/2 pints
Tomatillo salsa- 2 pints
Pickled jalapenos- 11 half-pints
Seitan Soup- 2 quarts
Summer Squash Soup- 5 quarts
Corn relish- 8 pints
Whole tomatoes- 3 quarts
Peach pie filling- 2 quarts
Apple butter- 3 1/2 pints
Cherries- 7 pints
Spiced Apple syrup- 4 pints
Peach jam- 9 pints
Peach chutney- 2 pints
Jalapeno Jam- 4 half-pints
Mulberry Jam- 5 half-pints
Strawberry Jam- 24 half-pints

See what I mean about needing a shelf for all this stuff?!
In the freezer is another story.  

By the way, I'll be participating in Vegan MoFo again this year.  For those that missed out on November 2007's festivities, Vegan MoFo is short for Vegan Month of Food.  It's essentially a blogging challenge.  I'll try to post 5 times a week during the month of October.  I'd say every weekday, but I'll probably post on the weekends and forfeit a weekday if needed.  For a list of all the other vegan bloggers participating, go here.  Beware, though.  Once you start following the 200 or so blogs, you'll never clean the house or cook or see your family again.


Vegyogini said...

I've never tried jalapeno jam, but I'm very intrigued by it! I think I'd really love it for some reason (I'm guessing that it's delicious). :) I'm very excited for VeganMoFo!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Is winter long enough to eat all of those canned goodies? haha, you're going to have the winter of your life (and it's going to be a frugal one!)

Jeni Treehugger said...

I LOVE the name of your blog!
Happy MoFo'ing!

allularpunk said...

dude, it looks like you are set for the entire winter with that list! i wish i knew how to can... i'd be all over it!

Vegan_Noodle said...

That is a heck of a lot of canning that you did!

So are you gonna put together another veganmofo meme?