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Happy Thanksgiving, Blogging Slow September But Successful Harvest

One year, I planted a lot of tomatoes and beans in front of the house.

Happy Thanksgiving! My September blogging was slow, and I will tell you why. I have two valid excuses: my corporate taxes were due (I hate penalties), and I spent many days preserving vegetables.

I cooked a variety of tomato sauces the most, froze peppers, and peeled lots of garlic. I am very lucky and very thankful at the same time for the beautiful vegetables and fruit I received from my mother-in-law and my parents.

Red and green peppers

Being married to an Italian family, you just have to have tomato sauce, and I do now. If I had my standalone freezer on the first floor, it would probably go through the floor – heavy, heavy. A few years ago, I phased out freezing cooked food in plastic containers or bags. It is all in Mason jars now.

Being Ukrainian – we are potato people, and there are plenty this year too.


As always, lots of garlic from both sides of the family. I simply peel it and keep it in the fridge in jars. It stays fresh for a long time – until next summer.

Mason wide mouth lids
Mason wide mouth glass jars

Oh, and I forgot to mention vegetables and fruit that I don’t freeze. We just enjoy them fresh – green beans, eggplants, parsley, basil, blackberries, and raspberries.


Over the years, I have tried to grow vegetables in pots on the backyard and front yard. I have been successful many times, mainly with tomatoes, beans, basil, and parsley.

Italian Plum Tomato

One year, I planted a lot of tomatoes and beans in front of the house. It was a really successful year. I still remember people stopping by and asking, “Are these tomatoes in front of your house?

Happy Thanksgiving, again.


Marvin said: October 10, 2011 at 16:29

Ha, I don’t know how to can vegetables, but I’d rather be canning than blogging!

Anna Lozyk Romeo said: October 12, 2011 at 16:25

Marvin, canning is fun (I usually call it jarring, makes more sense to me), but I like blogging too, equal rating for both. Happy Thanksgiving!

Katherine said: October 14, 2011 at 23:27

I love canning Anna! I put up salsa, dill pickles & beans, plus sweet pickles this year. Also lots of strawberry jam & concentrate in the spring. I even made my own apple butter, but just a jar full, as the rest of the batch I tried to turn into fruit leather (bombed!). I think a good reason as any to be torn away from blogging!

Anna Lozyk Romeo said: October 15, 2011 at 22:49

Katherine good for you. It is lot of work, I find fun work and rewarding at the same time. I have not done much fruit this year, as I am still eating frozen one from last year, LOL.


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