Canning Marathon 2013

fresh picked peaches

Here’s how it went down- 2 days processing and canning peaches, a few days rest, then 2 days processing and canning tomato and tomato products, relish, salsa, ketchup and the like.  It would be fair to say that I went well off the deep end this year with canning. By the end I felt like […]

Off The Pickling Deep End

bushel of pickling cucumbers

It’s been my late summer/early fall habit for many years to preserve for the winter. I like to pretend I’m Ma Ingills and work from sun up to sun down getting ready for winter so my family doesn’t starve.  Last year with selling the house and packing up and moving and unpacking, canning didn’t get […]

Hooray For Harvest

burpees gold and chiogga beets

Our garden is going great guns. Some things we are harvesting daily and eating up, others we are still waiting on. The waiting is easier because we are busy eating up the tasty things we’ve harvested.  On the waiting end of the garden- Watermelon, we have 3 growing. The kids check them everyday hoping that […]

Bring On The Peaches!


  If I was forced to chose my most favourite of summer I would chose peaches. I mean really forced, like against my will, because choosing between summer fruit is like picking favourites between your kids.  Peaches are just starting to make an appearance at our farmer’s markets. But I’ve got an inside scoop on […]

Lessons Learned Streaking

I’m not going to lie 31 day runstreak was a stupid idea. A runstreak is the exact opposite of a fun time.  I woke up every morning miserable because I knew at some point I would have to race up my shoes. You know in How I Met Your Mother when they have Slapsgiving and Barney […]