One room in my house that I have never really talked about or photographed, is our cold room. The builders took the space available under the front porch and made two rooms that are accessible from the basement only. One half is the wood room and the other half is the cold room. When we first moved in, we basically put all the extra paint cans and other random items into the cold room and that's how it stayed for almost a year. Boring right? So this summer I decided we needed to actually use it properly. Not too many newer houses have cold rooms and I wanted to fully take advantage of our luck. So we cleared out all the paint and other junk, vacuumed out the spider webs, wiped down the shelves, mopped the floors and aired it out a little. It was finally ready for food!
I then spent the rest of the summer happily filling it with my beautiful canned goods. There is nothing quite as satisfying as filling up a room full of home made preserves. I am very proud of this room. It may not be pretty but the shelves are full of hard work.
|Here is a full view of all my jars|
|The jars to the left were gifts and the jars to the right is homemade salsa|
|See our relish hiding out back there?|
|Tomato sauce on the left, stewed tomatoes on the right.|
|Applesauce and Maple Syrup|
And here is a bonus picture of my box of apples that I talk about all the time. We're still not through it. But it was big! This is the last layer of apples and I'm pretty sure there was at least five to start with.
|Giant box of apples|