I am not known for my homemaking skills.
Quick and easy.
Meals, cleaning, painting, dog care
Fast is better.
The only things I knew how to make when I married were:
Mac and Cheese, Brownies and hamburgers.
My menu did expand in the next 33 years,
but not much.
Moving to Delaware we found ourselves living close to
one of the largest producers of fruit in the area.
First we bought the pies.
Then my daughter wanted to pick strawberries.
Have you seen the price of freeze dried strawberries?
Decided to use my husband's jerky dehydrator
and save some for winter..
It became an obsession!
Tomatoes have been grown every summer of our marriage.
This year they will be safe.
Blueberries do not dry well.
Maybe I can make jam? Compote? Preserves?
The obsession began.
Finding recipes with little sugar was key
since my grands will be the ones enjoying them.
I thought, "Good summer" and put everything away.
Then my garden went crazy.
Eating spinach every morning
waiting for the tomatoes to come on.
Come they did!
Out came the canner
And dehydrator for the zucchini and squash.
The local orchard had peaches and finally apples.Canning went into full swing.
We cannot wait to open the Bozzy Peaches.
Summer is closing
And the horned worms are eating my tomatoes now.
Hibiscus are putting on their last blooms.
Slowly I am excepting that canning season is coming to a close.
This should be a wonderful winter of goodies.
From a city girl,
that is a very big thing.