Being the Amish Cook's editor, I accumulate a lot of canned goods over the years. Someone will give me a can (for the life of me I don't know why people insist on calling them "cans", they are "jars"....why isn't this method of food preservation known as "home jarring" as opposed to "home canning"?") of homemade pickles (those rarely last long around here) or rhubarb jelly. Other times it is homemade applesauce, apple butter, or peppers. I noticed this jar sitting in my fridge door. It has somehow survived all the various the "let's throw out anything in our fridge" that resembles a science project purges over the years. I guess Rachel decided it looked good enough to spare. But I've long since forgotten what is in the jar in the first place. Okra? Jalapenos? The jar is not labeled, it just has the date 2009 on it. So these canned goods are getting a little long in the tooth. So what are these? Would you eat these? What is the shelf life on a canned good?
Oddly, sometimes a canned good will sit my refrigerator too long because it's too tasty. For instance an Amish woman might give me a jar of home canned peach preserves. I could easily down it in a week or so, but decide to "save it" for some future occasion, a future occasion that never arrives and then it seems too old to consume. So I think one of my more recent life lessons is to just eat it, don't save it.
Hmmm, now the more I look at the picture the more it looks like a pepper of some sort. I could ask my wife, I'm sure she'd know, but that's no fun. So what is in the jar?