I made 5 quarts of beautiful Spiced Blueberry Vanilla Compote for pancakes and waffles. The big jars...because it's just pretty.
Yes, it's basically the Spiced Blueberry Amaretto Jam...but use vanilla bean paste and double the blueberries. I found some stinkin' huge blueberries the size of cherries yesterday for 1.50$ a pint. I loaded up. So far, I haven't raised my own blueberries yet. However...this stuff just turned out so pretty. It's gloriously pretty!
Homemade Tomatillo Salsa, (9 pints)
And 14 pints of the Roasted Tomato Fajita Salsa.
I had to test it with some of our homemade 9 Grain Tortillas. It was horrible. I don't think I'll share it with anyone. In fact...I'm hiding it right now. Bwhahaha. In all honesty, it's my favorite.
In the middle of that I did two batches of the
Peach Mango Jalapeno Jam. One batch is never ever enough. Ever.If you've never made jam, my Jam Session Tutorial is pretty cool for seeing the steps.
The final goodie for the day was 9 pints of this beautiful Raspberry Spiced Poached Pear Jam. It's sugar free and totally beautiful. I haven't shared that recipe yet.
Needless to say, by the end of the day, I was beat. However, I had proof as to why!
There you go. Proof. Not that you need to praise me or anything. I'm totally validated by the choir of shiny jars on my kitchen table. However...if you have a favorite home canning recipe, I'd love to hear about it! We've got to keep our validation circle going!
Always My Very Best,
Your Friend Chef Tess