I thought I would share some photos of our holiday decorations this year. Starting off is my collection of Christmas snow globes. Our first holiday tradition as a couple was to purchase a snow globe. Now, every year we add a new snow globe to the collection. This year we added the gingerbread house below. … Continue reading Holiday Glow
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I think it is just as important to post on your failed attempts as your successes. Failing is just a lesson for the next experiment you make. Inspired by a friend posting an apple peel & core jelly recipe, I decided to try and make some from my fruit cocktail scraps. (I’ll post on the … Continue reading Try, try, try again.
My very first jar broke today. It was a good lesson for me in how hot the stuff inside the jar needs to be versus the boiling water. Initially I was frustrated by it, but after reflecting about the incident I think it was a good thing. First, I know how thermal shock works. I … Continue reading Reflections on Canning