The beginning of the week felt rough, in part the combination of not getting outside for walks because rain, and intense feelings of both missing my friends IRL, and a wave of despair about the timeline we are living in. As I cannot change much, am trying instead to focus on the small bits of world that are under my hands...
I made tomato sauce yesterday, (storing tomatoes in the freezer makes for easy peeling, but takes up a lot of space, multiple spheres not being very compact) 10# = eight jars for the pantry and there was just about two tablespoons left in the pan, so I made "kiddo pizza" as a snack. Toasted a slice of sourdough bread, spread it with the leftover sauce, and sprinkled it with grated cheese... microwave to melt, and eat it up yum! (I can't eat commercial tomato products, so homemade sauce is a real treat. Now there will be some tomato based meals this winter)
notes for future reference: 8 oz jars, 1T lemon juice, 1t sugar, ½t salt, ½" headspace, process 35 minutes
sometimes you just need to listen, and the world will tell you what you need to hear next...
Gradually working through various seasonal preserving tasks, as best as can be managed given the shortages of canning supplies. I want more applesauce for certain, and more marmalade.
October SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||6 jars dilly beans ||wheelie bin scrubbed||yard waste bin|
|2||3 jars vanilla port pears||east window repaired||old window trim |
|3||Xanthy||replace screen handles ||yard waste bin |
|4||3 japanese books ||washed two screens ||recycle bin |
|5||Xanthy hat||moar apple pruning ||x|
|6||Xanthy flower skirt ||reattached phone cable||x|
|7||6 jars St Clements marmalade ||repair kitchen shade pull ||x|
|8||6+ jars Awesome Sauce ||x||x|
|9||8 jars tomato sauce||x||x|
today's gratitude - online acquaintances who share music I would otherwise not likely hear, that is wonderful..