This will be the first of many posts on "putting up" for the year ahead. Although we enjoy most of our food fresh and raw, we have noticed this year that we've missed canning. What used to be a yearly event, sort of dwindled to tomatoes only the past 3 years. We enjoy the treats throughout the year and also the joy we receive from having something on hand for quick gifts (to a house guest, delivery man, music teacher, etc.) So it was a unanimous decision (the girls and I) to once again take on the Joy of Canning! The pings of the cooling jars, the bright colors on the pantry shelves are blessing us once again.
When Greenling's located some local organic apples this year, we ordered a case. What we didn't eat fresh, we made into applesauce. My husband and youngest daughter especially enjoy this. Elizabeth likes it on her rice waffles.