Do you remember how Anne of Green Gables was going to serve her friend Dianne raspberry cordial but chose the wrong bottle and served alcohol instead? Well here is a recipe for an old-fashioned alcohol-free cordial like Anne was intending to serve. In most areas of the world, cordial is synonymous with a liqueur or as … Continue reading Chokecherry Cordial
I love the satisfaction of lying in bed after an evening of canning produce, listening to the jar lids seal with their popping noise as I drift off to sleep. It is the sound of three season’s worth of work coming to an end. Hopeful spring: planting and caring for delicate shoots, looking over bushes … Continue reading Home Preserving
I had opportunity to gather some concord grapes, and let me tell you, there was an abundance of them! The question quickly became what to do with them all? I started looking through my recipes and cookbooks to see if there was anything different that I could make with them, and nothing was speaking to … Continue reading Everything Grape
Why oh why is it so easy to procrastinate?
What is it about us as humans that we tend to push things off for another day? (Or maybe I'm unjustly lumping all of you in with my own short-comings.) The saying "don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today" has been oft-repeated to me all my life, and even in spite of … Continue reading Why oh why is it so easy to procrastinate?