The relish I started last night turned into a lovely product. I made a double batch and canned 11 cups of relish. DH can’t have sugar, but can have honey. So I substituted 1 cup honey for the cup and a half of sugar. Next time, I may go down to 3/4 cup of honey. It does have salt, but I’m hoping that if he eats a little once in awhile and we aren’t using salt other places, he can get by with it. If he gets swelling in the legs again, I’ll be sharing it with the children instead. If you are interested in the recipe, let me know and I will share. Thank you so much Dar for sharing with me.
Harvest today, included more blueberries, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, basil, and potatoes. The summer produces so much bounty that it keeps me busy. That’s why you see very little creative work then. In the winter, we live off the summer’s bounty and I have more time for the fiber arts. Maybe some of you can send me some photos of your work and I can help you enjoy your creative arts.
Even so I need to use fiber just to stay sane. I thought the month was nearly over, but I just looked at the calendar and I still have most of a week. Maybe I can sneak in another finish this month.
I am linking to http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2017/07/one-monthly-goal-july-goal-setting-link.html with this little fox.
I won’t make all my goals this month, but that seems to be the new normal.
Today, after going to the gym and picking blueberries, I tackled Lasagna from scratch, making a double recipe of marinara sauce. It took two hours to chop and prepare everything for the marinara and “cheese”, then an hour in the oven. It will be gone in two meals. Something seems wrong with that, however, that’s goes to show how much being able to buy preassembled items affects our lives. And I do have enough of the marinara sauce for another meal.
Dar, one of the readers here, sent me a relish recipe to try. This is as far as I am. Everything is cut and salted and spending the night in the refrigerator. At least when I tackle that tomorrow, it will be half done, so it won’t seem like it is taking so long. I am nearly caught up on the cucumber issue. Next I’ll tackle the zucchini. I can grate that and put it in the freezer to make items during the winter.
And I did get a chance to check on the bees who are doing just fine. One hive received another box today.
I’m currently working on this little fox, but progress is slow right now, and there are many small pieces.
The garden also beckons me and there are now 9 trays of cucumbers on the dehydrator. These will be great for sauces, dips, and flavoring. Although there are still many cucumbers to share. I am only making a very few pickles this year, because there are still some from last year. I am also looking for a great relish recipe if anyone has one and is willing to share.
The current plan is rest and relax tomorrow. I hope you will join with us in enjoying the day.
Update for Monday 7/10/17 is that I spent the day sitting at the hospital. His cholesterol is about 150, which should indicate no heart problems, however, because he has autoimmune issues and has meds for that, he may have small blockages, so tomorrow he will undergo more testing. Therefore, I have not done much and may not have a post tomorrow. That will depend on how all this goes and when we get to come home. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts.