This weekend I had a return to productivity. . . not huge, but making progress, which is encouraging.
I’m feeling better every day and becoming more ambitious, too, so the end of recovery is in sight.
I had fairly big plans for the weekend, and did accomplish a few of my goals, so that was good. Trevor did, as promised, help me make jam and salsa on Sunday (he has to lift the canner as it’s WAY too heavy for me at this point–I’m not supposed to lift more than 10 pounds).
The yellow tomato marmalade that was in the plans fell through–I thought I had enough yellow and orange tomatoes but it turned out to be only about half of what I needed for a batch of jam, so unfortunately I can’t report on whether it was good–I’m hoping to make that when we’re home again for the weekend in two weeks. (This coming weekend is a lake weekend, so no canning this weekend.)
We did, however, make a batch of rhubarb jam and a batch of salsa. I’ve only ever made strawberry-rhubarb jam, but I found a recipe for just straight rhubarb jam and thought it would be worth trying. It’s really good–I would definitely make it again. I thought I had enough rhubarb in the fridge and freezer for at least a couple of batches, but as it turned out, I only had enough for one batch.
So, I ended up with a much smaller batch of jars than I was initially expecting, but it did feel good to be productive again, so I guess I won’t complain.
I also used the leeks and potatoes we got from our CSA last week and made a batch of potato-leek soup on Sunday afternoon–it was really good and the flavor of the new potatoes really came through. Another recipe I would definitely make again.
But, back to another work week and probably no major chores accomplished any time soon–but it’s good to just rest and heal, too, so I’m trying to keep that in mind.