Move over Disney, the Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade and the city of Pasadena have launched the 2016 'Live on Green'! Yep, it's time to live it up at 'live on green!' For three days starting 29 December through 31 December, there will be more fun, food, adventure, games, live entertainment, and cooking demonstrations than you can shake a stick at!This festival all takes place at the Pasadena Convention Center, and you don't want to miss it if you're heading to the 2016 Rose Bowl! It's the 102nd year for this epic event in American history. And, the game will pit the Iowa Hawkeyes from the Big Ten against the Stanford Cardinal from the Pac-12.
It is canning season! My poor roommate is enduring the explosion of mess in our kitchen every night. I have made 2 batches of cherry salsa, but gave it all away. This week is the last of the cherries; third time is a charm (which makes 30 lbs of cherries this year) and I’m keeping this batch… probably…mostly. I have flats of tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers for pickles, and peaches strewen all over the place (ripening). Last night I washed the 6 dozen jars that my mother had collected for me, organized rings and lids for them all. I am ready to can my heart out. I have a pretty great roommate to put up with the mess. I’ll of course share my preserves, and here I am already giving away my not-even-made-yet cherry salsa. It feels good to give and share the love.