Pressure Canning

The canned Chicken Pot Pie filling was so delicious that we decided to can more of it. It is a fussy recipe that requires a lot of steps. Attila and I worked together to assemble and prepare the ingredients, and four jars are in the pressure canner right now, along with two jars of canned… Continue reading Pressure Canning

Wildfires, Smoke, and Domestic Bliss

July 20, 2021 When I stepped out onto the porch yesterday morning, the air was hazy, heavy, and cloying. This morning the sun is attempting to shine through the haze. I can still see down the street, and across the yards, so visibility is not too bad, it is just very hazy. The consequences of… Continue reading Wildfires, Smoke, and Domestic Bliss

Harvest Season Vacation

My vacation this year was taken primarily in the kitchen over a hot stove. Pressure canning!  Doesn’t sound like a dream vacation does it?  It didn’t sound that way to me, but the reality is very far from the experience.  I love canning, I love harvest season, I love spending time in my kitchen, I… Continue reading Harvest Season Vacation

What I did on my summer vacation.

Our first summer vacation in over two decades came in the summer of 2016. We were very excited! My brother had a heart attack and died that week. In 2017 our second opportunity for a summer vacation came up, and we spent it at our Rideau Camp. That week a neighbour destroyed a corner of… Continue reading What I did on my summer vacation.