Did you know you can cole-slaw? Shred cabbage, carrots, onions, salt Add cold water and let sit 2 hours. Drain. Add caraway seeds, juniper berries, celery seeds Using 5% acid vinegar, add sugar to make a medium syrup. Boil for at least 5 minutes. Put in vegetables and spices in syrup and boil.coleslaw 5 minutes. Put in sterile quart jars, 1/2 inch head-space. Water-bath can for 45 minutes @ 4000 ft. Use your Ball Canning Book for other altitudes.
Frosty days need Hearty Stews. Ingredients: Meat (or not), carrots, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, pepper, salt, liquid smoke, other warming spices like cayenne. Dumplings on top optional. If you make dumplings add parsley.
Try something different next year. Plant German Striped Cavern Tomatoes. At harvest pop out the center (very easy) and stuff them with your favorite meatloaf recipe. Serve on a bed of cooked brown rice, with Bright Lights Chard, and onions. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. It makes a colorful fall presentation for any meal.