I haven’t been writing anything on the blog for a while and I thought it was time to do something about it. I had a few bad weeks, I got a nasty cold and was in bed for way too long, and then the fridge stopped working! For the 2 hottest weeks we’ve had in a long time, I didn’t have a fridge and couldn’t cook as everything would spoil in my greenhouse-like home. We’ve been terrible, we had takeaways, and rubbish food not worth sharing with anyone!
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.