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
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
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.
Well, I didn’t stop pressure canning with two batches of canned tomatoes, and two batches of Tomato Red Pepper Sauce. A trip to an apple farm, an outing, tempted a purchase of a half bushel of Paulared apples. I don’t like them for eating, they are too tart for me, so applesauce was their destiny.… Continue reading Canning Odyssey
It is a long weekend, here in Ontario, Canada. And what am I doing on this long weekend? Well, Saturday morning I wanted to visit farms. Attila was game. I found information about local farms on the internet, what little there was, made a list, and off we went. Well, that didn’t go well. There… Continue reading Tomato Red Pepper Sauce