August 23, 2010 § 5 Comments
Whoops! A whole week just flew by and I barely even noticed! Yes, I’ve been sewing… and knitting… and canning…
I miss the summer gardens of my childhood where the tomatoes were brought into the house by the bucketful and sweet corn was sweet & fresh & eaten at just about every meal. It feels like cheating when we now have to go to the farmers market and buy a couple of bags of cucumbers just to produce a few nostalgic jars of pickles. We have tried to grow a garden but I think our house sits in a pocket micro-climate of cold. We never seem to get much, if anything, from what we plant. So we have given up. I know, I know… all of you have it all coming out of your ears by now. Wish we lived closer… I’d gladly take some of it off your hands.
So, last week I got the canning bug and we made dill pickles and peach salsa. The blackberries that grow wild out here are just about ready and I can’t wait to make some jam. Anyone have a killer tomato salsa recipe? (my husband is not very fond of the fruit salsa ~ I’ll have to share it with my girlfriends)
I’ll try to come back a little sooner with some quilting progress. Pinky swear.