Strong, Proud and Free
While I home can year round and have even taken to doing a bit of canning at our vacation home, this time of year through the end of September tends to be busier. The canners (water bath, pressure) are going almost daily often several times in one day quickly putting up various fruits and vegetables as they are in season. Unfortunately, I missed asparagus season. There is still local asparagus available but the price is too high for preserving. Strawberries just started. We were on a road trip Saturday so I came home with a flat of local strawberries and fresh, free range eggs.
It has been an unsettled yet interesting year thus far. Life has thrown a few curve balls but in our true spirit, we have lobbied them back successfully. We still managed to spend most of the month of May in Florida and Aruba so I'll share some of those foodie adventures. Earlier this month, my husband had his gallbladder removed. Despite all of the horror stories folks managed to share with us about this procedure, the only problem was a nasty reaction to his pain medication. Other than that, the healing process was problem free. He is back to enjoying food and is quite pleased that nothing seems to be bothering his stomach!