Sunday, October 3, 2010

Canning End of Season Soup

Good morning, I thought I heard you at the back door. I am so glad you came over today, we are just about to start canning the soup.  Every year at the end of the summer garden season we have odds and ends of produce that we need to do something with. My grandmother always made End of Season Soup.  It is so good, and really is a Begin The Season Soup, so lets get busy and make soup.
End of Season Vegetables

Shred the Cabbage
Chop The Potatoes
Chop The Onions
Peeled Tomatoes
Chop The Okra
Pack The Jars

End of Season Soup
Makes 7 Pints
7 cups of cabbage shredded
4 cups potatoes chopped
8 tomatoes peeled and chopped
4 cups okra chopped
3 medium onions chopped
1 clove of garlic for each jar
1 teaspoon canning salt in each jar
  • Prepare all the vegetables and mix well. Pack the clean sterile hot jars with the vegetable mix add the garlic and salt on top of the vegetable mix in each jar.
  • Pour boiling water over the vegetables into the jar to fill the jar within 1/2 inch of the top.  Place the jars in a pressure canning cooker. Pressure at 15 pounds of pressure for 20 minutes.  Please follow the directions of your Pressure Cooker.  
  • If you are canning in a Hot Water Bath, place the jars in the Hot Water Bath Cooker and cover the jars with hot water. Boil for 30 minutes watch the water level and add more hot water along if you need to.
  • Make sure your lids seal so you don't loose all  your hard work.
This is a great soup base, you can add different vegetables, chicken, turkey, sausage, hamburger, and brisket is great as an addition.  It is also very good all by itself.  I hope you will enjoy your soup as much as we have enjoyed ours through the years.

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I am so glad you came by today to help me with this soup.  I hope you will come back real soon.
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
This Post is Linked To:
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Texas Star Chili Cook Off 2010
Countdown to 2011
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  1. This is a great way of using up all the extra fresh vege from summer. I have always love to see the canning of different vege, we don't do it over here as much you, the fact that almost all of our vege can be easily grown whole year. It is very interesting to know about canning and pickling. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. What a delicious way to use all the wonderful fall veggies that are at the market now. No okra here but I can easily substitute something else.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. And it was so nice of you to leave a lovely comment.

  3. Oooh! I could have used some of this soup this week! Sounds so delicious! I want to try it. = )

  4. This soup sounds so easy and tasty!

    I LOVE your little dogs. Bichon's are my "dream" dog--but my husband wants a lab. I keep telling myself someday. :)

  5. This is a great idea. I've never seen anyone do this before. I don't can (we don't have a garden at this house) but I do love the suggestion.

    Thanks for visiting me!

  6. We make this soup but call it empty the produce drawer soup. It is different every time, but always wonderful. I never thought to can it!

  7. Great way to use up the bits and pieces left in the garden in the fall. Our garden is now frosted and dead :(

  8. Hiya Miz Helen, I gotta tell ya, I just love your blog and the way you write! I feel like I am sitting in your kitchen with you! We called these garbage cans when I was a kid, but I like your name better! Thanks so much for making me smile and for sharing with us again this week on the hearth and soul hop! :) Alex@amoderatelife

  9. This sounds excellent! I have never done this but it would be a fantastic way to make a quick meal and still have all these fresh veggies. Thanks!

  10. I love soup, and this is a great idea, thanks.

  11. Such a lovely idea, Miz Helen, because that's pretty much how all of my soups come together, with scraps of whatever is around, so why not do the same with what's left of the summer garden. Thank you for sharing this with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  12. What a marvelous idea, what with the soaring cost of food etc. I have never tried preserving anything like this but it is something that is on my to-do list. Thanks for this.

  13. This sounds delish! :) Love how you are preserving leftover bounty! :)

  14. I love that nothing gets wasted - and that it can either be eaten as is or just the base for another great meal. Thanks for sharing this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

  15. This soup looks terrific! I just started canning this year, and may invest in a canner next year. Yum!! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by my blog - I'll hope to see you on the Friday Potluck. Always nice to meet another military family member!

  16. What an awesome way to use of all the end of season vegetables - great idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting - I appreciate your visit.

    Sue :-)

  17. How wonderful! Canning soup is something I never even dreamed of doing...course, I'm still a big chicken when it comes to canning and I don't do it that often. This sounds like the perfect way to use the end of the harvest! So glad you shared it with the hearth and soul hop this week :)

  18. What a great idea! Thanks for linking it up to the countdown.

  19. I used to can every year but once I moved to the city....not too far from you.....I stopped. I still freeze things and make pickles. But lately, I have longed for my big pressure cooker. Maybe I will start again. Your soup looks really tasty!


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