Weekly Photo Challenge: Time…time in a bottle

Posted: February 5, 2016 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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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.

© janet m. webb 2015

  1. 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.


  2. 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.

  3. Leya says:

    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!


  4. Laura says:

    Yummy, time in the bottles, great choice for the photo challenge!

  5. Su Leslie says:

    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.


      • Su Leslie says:

        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.

  6. Sandra says:

    Mouthwatering, Janet. 🙂 Have a good weekend.

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  8. Emilio Pasquale says:

    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. 🙂


  9. Wonderful response and good healthy eating too. 🙂

  10. Archita says:

    Great response to the challenge. 🙂

  11. Cute take on the challenge!

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  13. vanerpaddel says:

    🙂 But I had the time outside the bottle in my post.. 🙂

  14. bythebriny says:

    There’s something so homey and comforting about home-canned goods. Love this take on the challenge!

  15. kirizar says:

    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.

  16. basildonkitchens says:

    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… 👍🏻😃

  17. macmsue says:

    Great photo and it certainly shows someone who likes saving the good times.

  18. pommepal says:

    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?

  19. pattisj says:

    Aren’t you the creative one! Great interpretation.

  20. Timelesslady says:

    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.


  21. Allan G. Smorra says:

    I am glad that you didn’t ignore the obvious for this challenge. A tasty solution for this week.

  22. This is really a great entry!

  23. nowathome says:

    I would love to that too!

  24. 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.

  25. Lignum Draco says:

    Interesting interpretation of the theme. 🙂

  26. ChristineR says:

    Reminds me of mum’s pantry shelves. I still have Vacola bottling jars but have used them for three decades!

  27. Love your interpretation of this WPC. Great photo too.

  28. Connie T says:

    I just did some beets. Yours look so good.

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