Every year I make pickled peppers using this recipe. Always in the past I have packed the jars with cold peppers but that always leaves a lot of space in the jar once they are processed. So, this year I decided to hot pack the peppers and they definitely turned out prettier and the jars fuller. I will have to see if the peppers are too soft for my liking once I open them, but for now I am happy.
Besides peppers, I have been canning tomatoes, making pickles, and freezing blackberries by the gallons. That's in addition to all the new flavors of cheese spread I have been experimenting with. And it's hot, hot, hot! I'm looking forward to winter, cooler weather, and a schedule that is less busy.
Wait.....................did I just say that?