"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:3-5

About Me

Oregon, United States
I am a happy, Christian, wife and post-homeschooling mother. I have spent the last several years homeschooling and now I am "adjusting" to a new season of life as "empty nester". In 2010 we moved to be Host/Caretakers at a Bible Camp. We look at our ministry here as preparing the way for the gospel to be shared as well as encouraging believers in their daily walk. I am a farmgirl at heart and love the country, I love gardening and food preserving. I also, love tea parties!! I also have a Titus 2 heart and want to share with anyone willing to listen and learn. I love having friends over and teaching them how to make bread or put up pickles. And as we work, I love to encourage them to love their husbands and their children and to be Keepers at Home and all that implies and I love that you let me do that here!! Hope you enjoy visiting my farm and walking through a journey in life with me.......I hope at some point in time I can encourage you in your walk and in your home..........

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Zuchinni Coming Out Your Ears?!?!?

I have not seen zuchinni this big since I lived in the valley.....I got this one there during our last trip. I will grate the whole thing and some will go in ziplocs in the freezer for baking bread and chocolate zuchinni cake and some will make my mother's soup starter recipe....

Zuchinni Soup Base/Starter
3 lb. zuchinni
1/2 C chopped onion
1 1/2 C beef broth
2 C boiling water
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic salt/powder

Cook together til tender (about 10 min.). Strain and reserve liquid. Put zuchinni in blender on puree. Return zuchinni to liquid and heat to simmer. Ladle into freezer containers and freeze. (I will probably keep mine in quart size ziplocs.)

Then to make soup you ad milk or broth and other ingredients and make Cheese Brocolli Soup, Chicken Soup, Ministrone......this works for the base of just about any kind of soup. Gives you good flavor and a nutritious start.

Years ago, back in the 70's!! Zuchinni was all the rage! :) Seemed like everyone had an abundance of it in their gardens and at the same time out came many recipes on how to use that excess zuchinni......I tried this one, I remember it being very good and made nice gifts!

Zuchinni Relish
10 C zuchinni
4 C chopped onion
5 T salt
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
2 1/4 C vinegar
4 C sugar
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp dry mustard
2 T celery seed/salt

Grind (grate) coarsly zuchinni and onions. Add salt and let stand overnight. Drain in colander next morning. Add chopped red and green pepper. Mix in sugar, nutmeg, dry mustard, and celery seed/salt. Add to zuchinni mixing well. Cook very slowly for 20 min. Stirring frequently. Put in sterilized jars and seal. Makes 7 pints.

Happy Zuchinni Days!!!

1 comment:

SisterlyLove said...

zuchinni relish!!!! Mouth watering! LOVE that stuff. :)