Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Red and White Afghan...

I finished my red and white afghan. I crocheted picot trim around.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


 Strawberries are so pretty, I love them. I bought some strawberries at Costco for a good price. I've frozen the 5 cups for jam and the rest for smoothies. Now I can make jam anytime I want, just pull the bag out and use my pretty new Ball jars. :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Ball Jars are beautiful...

I love, absolutely love old blue Ball jars, I have a few. So when they put out this new vintage jar I ran to the store and got a couple of boxes. They are so adorable, I was all tickled washing and drying them and setting them out on the table. I can't wait to use them. I think I might hit Target again for a couple more. ;D

I think for so many of us the old Ball jars remind us of our childhood. Grandmothers and Moms canning, seeing jars of vegetables, jam and fruit in pantries. I remember helping my grandmother cutting up the things she was going to can, it was exciting and very fulfilling seeing all the precious work after it was done in Ball jars.  She always had a big garden and Mom, my siblings and I would help prepare.

I don't use a pressure canner, have only canned jam, applesauce, apples and tomatoes. Mostly because the old pressure canners scared the heck out of me, but now they have ones not as dangerous, however I've never gotten one. I'll stick to the large canner with waterbaths, thank you. :) It was beautiful seeing shelves of jars, I still think the food in canning jars are beautiful and I appreciate all the work that was done to fill them.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

What Herb is this?

My daughter bought a little pack of herbs last year and one of the herbs looks like Oregano, but it's growing in long long long strands with tiny leaves. It's the long strands hanging up. Is it a type of Oregano, anyone know? It doesn't look like my Oregano outside. I'm rolling it around and hanging it up like Ivy.