The hydrangeas are in flower...
It has been Hot
Sparrows seeking some cool air in the heat
With the hot weather, comes the beautiful skies...
We are picking tomatoes from the garden...
and making them into
3.5 kilos finely sliced zucchini
3 chopped capsicums
3 chopped onions
125 grams salt
5 cups vinegar
5 cups sugar
2 teaspoons celery salt
1 tablespoon mustard seed
Add salt to vegetables and cover with water. Stand overnight.
Drain water off, and add remaining ingredients.
Boil 12 to 15 minutes ( I do a little longer if necessary)
Blend 4 tablespoons of plain flour and 2 teaspoons of turmeric together with a little extra vinegar to a paste.
Add to mixture and cook 4 to 5 minutes.
Bottle while hot into sterilised jars.
I have found it needs a little more turmeric.
This recipe makes about a dozen jars or more depending on jar size.
You can easily make half this amount.
Still working on the trailer, when it is not too hot.
Getting the tin on now...
Some of the temperatures we are experiencing
Poor hot girls...
Today could reach as high as 50C (122F) by the forecast on the radio.
I am hoping they are wrong...
Already we have strong north winds and cloud cover, so that should keep the temperature down. It was 36C (96.8F) at 8am and I have been out early watering the garden and animals.
Good start to the New Year J
I am not getting to post as much as I would like, because our son is on holidays and he likes to play online games that cause our internet to slow right down, thus making it impossible to download photos. It is mid morning here and he is still in bed so I can sneak in a post J
How is the weather at your place?
How did you spend the New Year celebration? Mine was spent on my own as hubby was at work J