Or, The Kitchen Sink Post. It might become a regular feature. I like sharing the eclectic anecdotes and random musings that begin in and around my kitchen sink.
~ There are 7 half pint jars of blackberry jelly cooling on my counter, and a basket of Gravenstein apples patiently waiting on my kitchen floor. As soon as I get the blackberry mess cleaned up, I'll chop, boil, juice, mash, and sweet talk some apples into jelly and butter.
~ There are 2 half gallon jars of farm fresh milk in my fridge, and I have a new found faith that sending messages to the universe via my blog is a very effective way to get what I want. I'm extremely grateful for my neighbor (hi Beth!) who read my post, called me up, and offered me a share in a local milk CSA - right here in my neighborhood! Seriously, I can ride my bike to the pick up point in less than five minutes. And the milk surpassed all my expectations. Miracles and blessings abound. I knew my grass was green, right here, right now.
~ The recipe for agua fresca over at Berlin's Whimsey made me run straight to my garden to pick some cucumbers. I made a batch last night using two lemon cucumbers - and I drank the whole pitcher full. It went down especially easy with a splash of limoncello.
~ Helen of Homeschool Style Bytes is back with homeschool inspiration, just in time to get us in the homeschool mood! After reading her recent post about grains, I jotted down a list of ideas for our upcoming school year. Can you believe it's only three weeks away?
~ My daughter got a haircut and feathers. She looks several years older (and I'm afraid I do too).
~ 50 pages into Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, I decided not to finish it. I rarely put books down, and though I'll probably always wonder what happens to the characters, the level of family dysfunction in the book made my stomach ache. I know there are children out there who hate their parents, and parents who could care less about their children, but it's not a topic I care to read about. The family relationships in Freedom are my worst nightmare come true. I'm going to start The Story of Edgar Sawtelle instead, just as soon as I clean up the blackberry mess and cram those apples into jars.
What's cluttering your kitchen sink these days? Have you canned any books or fruit recently?