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“If I could save time in a bottle” is a line from a Jim Croce song. Here’s one tasty way of saving time in a bottle, a time-less way.
yes. you are right… I always enjoyed it to eat my own strawberries in winter while I remembered the time we put them in jars :o)
When my m-i-l was alive, we used to can peaches every year. Of course, my grandparents who lived on the farm did lots of canning, but unfortunately, I was never interested when they were still alive.
So beautiful. My Momma used to can and I always thought it was beautiful. But once she got a freezer she did not can as much. Her tomatoes were a work of art.
I think canning is making a comeback and yes, canned fruit or veggies can be so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your memory.
Just beautiful. My grandmother always had these, she never got a freezer.
Glad you enjoyed the photo, Leya. These are from a nearby grocery store that also has a restaurant and bar. They can these and use them in small quantities with the bar food they serve. It’s unusual to see something like this in those surroundings, but the results are delicious!
Yummy, time in the bottles, great choice for the photo challenge!
Thanks, Laura. I had no idea what I was going to use, but as I scrolled through photos, I came across this, the song popped into my head, and I was quite relieved! 🙂
Great response to the challenge Janet. And those veges look good. I’m re-learning my mother’s fruit and vegetable preserving skills now and so enjoying the results. Cheers, Su.
That’s something I want to do as well, Su. My mom didn’t can, in response, I think, to her mom not canning. That, I believe, came about because when you HAD to can, it was a lot of work and not the same as canning because you chose to. When canned food became affordable, quite a few people were relieved to be done with all the work and went that direction. Now we seem to be heading back full circle.
I think you are right Janet. My mother did it reluctantly, and I remember it always seemed like a hugely stressful thing. I suspect it’s because my dad was always keen to save money, and that usually meant my mother having to take on something new, like dress-making, canning, baking bread. At one stage she was even churning butter! These days I wonder if it is isn’t partly a response to fear about the safety of commercially produced food? But I think we also do it because it is pleasureable. I feel very connected to the world when I’m making bread (especially now we have our own sourdough starter) or making preserves. But I WOULD HATE to have to do it all the time in order to survive!! When would I have time for photography or blogging? Cheers, Su
Laughing here, Su. Time for photography and blogging are big on my agenda, too. I’ve been blogging every day for over four years now and remember the days when the only people following my blog were family. I have a bread machine and even though making bread by hand is fun, I love that machine. To wake in the morning to the aroma of freshly baked bread and the delicious and inexpensive result is such a joy. I would like to do a bit more canning, though. I do make applesauce, but freeze it and it’s so much better than anything bought in the store.
Mouthwatering, Janet. 🙂 Have a good weekend.
Thanks, Sandra. You as well!
Nice one Janet!
Thanks very much, Gilly. Makes me hungry, though. 🙂
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I’ve never wanted to can anything but I have a desire to pickle vegetables. My grandfather used to make pickles and I probably got the urge from him. But I tried pickling cucumbers and also making my own sauerkraut and I bombed with both! 😦
Emilio, I think you just need a different recipe. Maybe you should try recipes that are to eat right away, rather than to store, and work from there. Seems as if I have a couple of recipes (eat-now sort) and I’ll see if I can find them and share. How about kimchi? You could bury that in the ground for months or longer as they do in Korea. 🙂
I don’t think I’ve ever tried kimchi but I’m game.
Wonderful response and good healthy eating too. 🙂
Tasty, too. We just had a fish-and-chips lunch there and they had a batch of different veggies. Forgot to get a photo, though. Must have been the tasty dark beer. 🙂
Great response to the challenge. 🙂
Thanks! Glad you liked it.
Cute take on the challenge!
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🙂 But I had the time outside the bottle in my post.. 🙂
That works, too. 🙂 After all, time is everywhere!
There’s something so homey and comforting about home-canned goods. Love this take on the challenge!
I’m glad you do. I agree that home-canned goods have something beyond just that of feeding people.
Very clever interpretation of the image and phrase. Also, really great Jim Croce song! It was a favorite of mine when I was a kid.
I always liked the song as well. Glad you enjoyed the photo and title choice. 🙂
I used to can when I was younger. It was fun…and I loved having my garden’s bounty in the off season. …however, my joy is in your reference to ‘time in a bottle’. That was my first thought as well. Great minds… 👍🏻😃
Thanks for the comment, Connie. It brought me joy. 🙂
Great photo and it certainly shows someone who likes saving the good times.
And then eating them. 🙂
Great interpretation of time, so colourful. I used to do it when I lived on a farm with a big veg garden back in the 1970’s. Then got a deepfreeze. Now I buy veg as I need it. Did you bottle these?
No. They’re at the bar part of an upscale grocery store very near us. The store also has a restaurant and the bar part is in the cheese and liquor department. They have two TV’s with sports (but no sound) and wonderful food and drink. They use some of these with meals and quite tasty.
Sounds like a good place to go for a meal.
It is. Great quality and some excellent beer. 🙂
Aren’t you the creative one! Great interpretation.
Awww, thanks, Patti. The line just popped into my head once I’d seen the photo.
What a perfect photo for the time challenge…love the song too…I was a young teenager when I first heard it. Your photo took me back in time. My grandmother canned their garden produce. I wish I had learned…do I have the “time” now? Probably not…but I can dream.
There are quite a few books on canning, even some on canning in small amounts or even microwave preserving. Of course, so much more is available fresh these days and to can in large batches, you either need to raise the fruit or vegetables yourself or know somewhere to buy them in large quantities. On the other hand, home canned tastes so much better than boughten canned, at least in most cases.
I am glad that you didn’t ignore the obvious for this challenge. A tasty solution for this week.
I initially thought of clocks, but thought this was a little different.
Very different and not cliche.
This is really a great entry!
I’m glad you liked it, Maria. 🙂
I would love to that too!
Good interpretation for the theme. I’ve discovered and enjoyed canning since I retired several years ago. I like going down to the cellar to retrieve applesauce for oatmeal or strawberry preserves for toast. It’s rewarding and somehow comforting.
It really is and I think retirement is the perfect time, as you don’t have as many other pressing things to do.
Interesting interpretation of the theme. 🙂
“Interesting” is a word that can go almost any direction, but I choose to take it as a compliment, Lingum. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment as well as come up with a challenging theme.
Definitely a compliment. I’m enjoying seeing the diversity of responses.
It has been fun and generally is each week, especially as the easier themes are used up. 🙂
Reminds me of mum’s pantry shelves. I still have Vacola bottling jars but have used them for three decades!
oops … should say haven’t used them.
Good memories, Christine.
Love your interpretation of this WPC. Great photo too.
Thanks! I appreciate you not only visiting but taking the time to comment.
I just did some beets. Yours look so good.
I didn’t do any of these treats, just shot a photo of them. But they certainly look amazing.
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