Saturday, September 7, 2013

Here we go again....

...Friday we froze peaches...enough to make 4 peach crisps this winter
 and another patch of pasta sauce.

My canning pot is huge...18 quart size
it's filled with chopped and yellow ones
sweet onions
orange peppers
shredded zucchini
fresh parsley
garlic chives
and fresh basil
everything mixed and cooking for 1/2 hour...
simmering for 3 hours...

looking good...I pureed it a bit,  not too much
and simmered it for another few hours.
From start to finish...about 8 hours
and 10 jars of sauce to eat this winter.
My friend Christa came over for dinner and a Friday night of sewing.
We had pasta with some of the pasta sauce mixed with ground beef
and a garden salad for dinner
with peach cobbler was sooo good!! picture, I know I should have taken a picture before we ate...
I'm sure no one wants to see a picture of my leftovers.

...a reminder of my
September giveaway.

 I have another hand embroidered designs by Michelle Ridgway to giveaway.

I will pick the winner September 30th from all comments on my 
blog postings from the month of September.
I'm hoping this will make me post more...
...sorry I know I have been very quiet in blogland.
The more postings you comment on in September ...
the more chances you have to win. 
One comment per posting per person.

till next time and 
happy stitching


  1. Your sauce looks delicious!

  2. Your sauce looks wonderful. Would you care to share the recipe? I need one since I cheat and use a mix with my tomatoes.

  3. The sauce makes such great sense, I love all the veggies.

  4. The pasta sauce looks so good and healthy....unfortunately I am allergic to half of the vegies in it. anglanouette at gmail dot com

  5. Great looking sauce and the embroidery. Thanks so much for sharing

  6. That looks delicious. And the snowman is so cute.

  7. Yummy! I though of you this week. I was with a friend at a quilt expo and saw a red work pattern I liked. When I saw the name Bird Brain Designs I knew it would be a winner because of you! I love your work and you use this company a lot. So thank you Pauline!

  8. Your sauce looks amazing!! Bet it taste good too. I used to can things when I was younger (a lot younger). It taste good when you don't have to go to the store to buy it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Your sauce is beautiful to look at. I'mthinking it's also good to taste. Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway.

  10. Your sauce looks delish! I'm going to try canning some tomatoes for the first time. Maybe I'll through in some veggies like you show. Do you have a recipe?

  11. Oh my goodness...that looks delicious AND beautiful!

  12. no garlic? My son and I canned last weekend and will probably do more... if I can find some tomatoes at a reasonable price. They are a little scarce this summer with all the crazy weather her in Missouri!

  13. ooohhh your sauce looks so good. I haven't canned in years. Not really practical for one but lucky me, my canning friends often share.

  14. You've certainly been very busy there! It looks yummy :-)

  15. Your sauce looks delicious. I enjoy canning but have never made any tomato sauce. I love it when you hear the jars seal.

  16. Oh that sauce looks wonderful, and peach crisp sounds great, although it's not something I've ever tried, but anything with the word peach in must be good!

  17. I'm jealous of all your fresh peaches and veggies Pauline. I'm at my sisters for a few days and we will pick pears today. I love pear preserves so I'm sure that's going to be on our agenda. Wonder if you can make pear crisp? :). Blessings, Marlene

  18. My goodness you are productive. It's so fun to have all of that goodness for the winter months.

  19. I am wondering if you use a special pasta sauce. Yours looks delicious.

  20. Stop putting all this wonderful food on your site - it is making me so hungry!!
    It looks absolutely delicious!
    And your stitching as always is a delight.

  21. Your before picture is as yummy as the final sauce was! Got to love fall!

  22. Thanks for posting the recipe for the pasta sauce. It looks amazing! I've been wanting to try making my own. Now I'm really inspired. I'm going to pin it :)

  23. I love homemade sauce.
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