When there is no pretense or “keeping up with the Joneses” kind of attitude, but real salt-of the-earth conversation about work, faith, relationships, and the young people are right there with the old people—that is real, authentic life, living in the moment.
Life is life-giving, vulnerable, contagious, and beautiful.
I love supporting local farmers, but I also love saving a few bucks. You may remember I wrote about a jamming class I took last month where we made a wonderful strawberry jam, but we did it in a class environment with an instructor readily available for each question on consistency, timing, and processing. But I set out confidently–in fact, I broke the first cardinal rule that Jordan Champagne told us that night in class: as a beginner, never mess with the recipe.
There are important PH considerations with canning, and usually with jams you’re o.k., but you need to understand the necessary proportions of sugar to fruit before you start playing around.
The availability of good peaches is starting to wane…but not completely. To buy fruit for canning (or anything, really), my new trick is to go to the farmer’s market around .
This is the magic time when vendors start putting things on sale.
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