Happy New Years to all.
Welcome 2022, glad to see you!
I hope this year brings all health and a wealth of energy to navigate the challenges and joys that the year might bring.
I hope too, in regards to the Covid-19 Pandemic, that since the virus is coming in like a lion in many parts of the world, that it will go out like a lamb everywhere in 2022!
We are quietly carrying on here at Mist Cottage.
Our New Years dinner this year will consist of Sausage Patties on homemade Whole Wheat Bread, topped with assorted condiments, including home canned Dill Pickles. On the side will be home canned Coleslaw, and homemade Egg Rolls (commercial egg roll wraps). The dipping sauce for the Egg Rolls is a new recipe to me, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. The commercial product is full of glucose/fructose, which I avoid. I canned three jars on Thursday, so that it would be ready for dipping the Egg Rolls today. The steam canner is worth its weight in gold, as projects like canning three 250 ml jars of sauce can be easily accomplished. Using a water bath canner for this project, the amount of water used, and time spent, would be a deterrent.
Today Attila harvested the last of last years produce from the garden. This is the last of our 2021 garden produce, harvested on January 1, 2022.
Updated on Sat, Jan 1, 1:55 PM
FEELS LIKE -1
Wind 11 N km/h
Humidity 97 %
Visibility 6 km
Sunrise 7:43 AM
Wind gust 16 km/h
Pressure 100.5 kPa
Ceiling 300 m
Sunset 4:39 PM
“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
1564 – 1642
I hope your meal was tasty! I wasn’t feeling much enthusiasm for our dinner, as I’d forgotten to put out meat to thaw. I just was NOT in the mood for canned sardines! When I took out the ground bison (so I wouldn’t have this lament tomorrow), I was so happy to see we had some frozen tamales in the freezer. So we had pork-cheese tamales, mixed vegetables and organic baked beans. Not too shabby! Happy New Year!
Joan, our New Years meal was delicious, everything on the menu we regard as a treat, so we spoiled ourselves today.
Tamales! They sound delicious, as does your entire meal. I’ve never had Tamales, watched video for making them a few years ago, but have not yet tried them. So glad you found something enticing to share for your first evening meal of the year!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you and Attila, Maggie! Hope 2022 brings wonderful things!
Thank you Eileen! Happy New Year from our house to yours, hope 2022 is a great year for you!
Maggie, all best wishes to you and Attila for health and successful projects in 2022!
Wendy, Happy New Year to you and yours, and wishing you health and happiness in 2022!
I keep forgetting that you live in the tropics, compared to here where Scott’s garden is covered by a foot of snow. Harvesting in January! I tend to think that Ontario is on a lateral par with my part of Saskatchewan, but of course where you are is much further south and obviously it makes a huge difference.
All the best to you and your handsome dude in the year to come,
Kate, Happy New Year to you and Scott and all those you love!
Yes, it can be quite “tropical” here, lol. Southern Ontario has the Great Lakes, which moderate the climate significantly, so it is cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, than in places without a lake effect.
The Brussels Sprouts grow tall, and stick up through the snow, they have been covered with snow two or three times already, and made it through nights as low as -18C, but keep on going. It was above freezing here New Year’s Day, so Attila could dig under the snow and into the ground to get the few carrots and beets left in there. There are a few Brussels Sprout plants left out there, but Attila is leaving them until spring to see if they make it through the winter, and perhaps we can get seed from them if they make it through. Brussels Sprout plants are very cold hardy.
Happy New Year!
We had a tasty New Years Eve with a charcuterie board and a Dirty Chai Cheesecake that DH had made. Then for dinner on New Year’s Day we had some wonderful Monte Cristo Sandwiches made from charcuterie leftovers and topped with maple syrup. So tasty!
Well, looks like we will be cancelling our January 29th cruise. COVID is spiking and our cruise company has re-started their cancellation policy, so now we won’t lose our thousands of dollars in credit that we have with them. We’ve learned our lesson with trying to vacation in the winter with covid and will try for NS/NB/PEI cruise at the end of August or September. The cruises are fully vaccinated, though right now that doesn’t matter much with omicron. But Pfizer says it can have an omicron vaccine within 6 months, so that should make things s lot better too. I don’t think there would be much more COVID could do to out perform omicron. Even viruses have natural physical limitations.
Wishing you and Attila a healthy, happy new year bright with promise.
Happy New Year Teri and DH, wishing you both a healthy, happy 2022!
Your New Year’s menus sound delicious! I had to look up Dirty Chai Cheesecake, it looks really good!
Too bad about your cruise, hopefully your plans for the the end of next summer will work out! Who knows what Covid will do next, but hopefully it will fade into an endemic nuisance that causes little concern.