Author Archives: Sandi

Wild grapes

We’ve got some wild grapevine at the lake–Trevor noticed this past Friday that the little bunches of grapes on the vines were ripe.  We’ve never dealt with them before, but we thought it might be fun to make grape jelly … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year

Yes, you guessed it–it’s time for roasting tomatoes. We’ve got tomatoes that won’t quit right now–but lots of other veggies as well. So, I decided I’d better get off my butt and make something besides BLTs for supper. (I mean, … Continue reading

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More vegetables than sense

I was going to call this picture “More Vegetables Than Time”. . . but I decided it was really sense I was lacking more than time and motivation. I just cannot turn down fresh produce when it’s offered–do you know … Continue reading

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Pickles, pickles, pickles

And chutney. That could be the title of my weekend.  I had a very productive couple of days.  This is the breakdown of what I made and canned (mostly on Saturday): Peach chutney, 12 half-pints Sweet pickle chunks, 9 pints … Continue reading

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You’ll never guess what I saw slithering through the garden the other night. YUCK!! I hate snakes. . . I know, I know, they won’t hurt me.  In our area it’s mostly garter snakes.  But I have a phobia, and … Continue reading

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And more. . .

Of course you know what I mean by that.  More cukes. More zukes. Some beets and carrots. And yesterday another CSA box. And then Trevor picked up a box of peaches from the local church youth organization. Our fridge is literally full … Continue reading

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And the produce just keeps coming

I’m not complaining, believe me. But I am starting to wonder if I’m crazy. I just can’t turn down produce. We got our CSA on Tuesday; it was corn, beans, zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, potatoes, and onions. Then a friend from … Continue reading

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The canning season begins. . .

I spent the last few days of my summer vacation canning. I had all this zucchini, and all these cucumbers, and it just kills me to see any of that wonderful local produce go to waste. So, I canned. I … Continue reading

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The color continues

I just have to share another picture of the tiger lilies that are currently blooming their heads off in my gardens (literally–hahaha!). Every year I am just blown away by the bright colors of August–and these lilies are certainly keeping … Continue reading

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Late summer color

I know I’ve been terrible about posting regularly this summer–this being my first summer of not working since 1986, I guess I’ve just not been on the computer much. I do have to say, it’s been one of the best … Continue reading

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