The weekends are hectic and intense with garden harvest, and food preservation. The first few days after the weekend, while Attila is at work, I slowly put our living space back together, reigning in the chaos. When we are busy, every available horizontal space is used, the bed has canning jars in boxes, the table… Continue reading Food, Glorious Food
Saturday, September 9, 2023 We did not can last Tuesday evening, Attila and I were just too tired from the busy weekend. After work on Wednesday six jars of pickled peppers were canned. On Thursday twenty meals worth of pesto, using our garden basil, were made, packaged, and frozen. And now another busy harvest season… Continue reading What we did on our summer vacation.
We decided not to make pesto last night. Attila was worn out, the humidex yesterday reached at least 44C, probably higher, and he worked all day in that heat. He checked the basil in the garden, and decided it would keep for another day or so, no urgency to get the project done immediately. Instead,… Continue reading Stinkers
My day began with preparations for a routine blood test. I must walk to the lab where the blood test is taken, it is about a twenty minute brisk walk. Because today is supposed to be very, very hot and humid, the venture was undertaken first thing in the morning, arriving as they opened at… Continue reading A Hot Day
I just put 18 500 ml jars of red peppers into the pressure canner. This is my first pressure canning session of the 2023 harvest season. Attila and I worked together on the preparation for this project, he toted things up and down the basement stairs, including the pressure canner which weighs a ton. He… Continue reading Labour Day weekend: well named!