This summer was a hectic in some and calming in others one. We spent a lot of time in doctors offices because of my pregnancy, but also spent a lot of time just hanging out as we didn’t have any other commitments. My sister was due at the beginning of September, so we had my niece Amy quite a bit. Here is Mac and then Amy, on the trampoline at their place. Mac loves his second cousin, McKinley. This is in the summer at the beach, but we went to visit McKinley and her Mom two … Continue reading A few photos of Summer.
I’ve been gone for an embarrissingly long time. I’m sorry, will you forgive me? See the thing is, I’ve been really busy. Not just your average “Oh I’m been busy” statement. I’ve been growing a baby. Wooohooo! I’m just entering my second trimester, and hoping the nausea and exhaustion will wane a bit, as I honestly haven’t planned a menu or cooked much of a real dinner in about 6-7 weeks. Lots of snacks. My poor poor Cowboy. Lucky for you, shortly before this onslaught, I did bake a rustic fruit tart and take a picture for you! … Continue reading Rustic Fruit Tart+Announcement!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujar! I use canning jars for everything. Pint jars, Quart Jars, Half-pints, small mouth, wide mouths. Even the teeny weeny 1/4 pint ones! And Salmon jars. Homemade Ketchup, while yummy on meats, it does not replace ketchup, but is very good roasted or baked on meats! This is in a fancy half pint, knickname being ‘Jam Jar’. This has a strong allspice taste, as I accidently poured a leettle bit too much in! I use jars for more than just canning. I like to keep baking supplies in jars so that I don’t have 5 gajillion different bags, … Continue reading An Ode to Canning Jars