August 29, 2009
I grew up in a home where canning and preserving were a big part of what we did in the summer months. I did not grow up on a farm, but my Mom was reared with farm values and knowledge of "the old ways". She made the most of the bountiful produce available to us in those glorious days of summer. How wonderful it was to go into the basement on a wintery day and find a jar filled to the brim with lovely home canned fruit! The tastes of summer would be infused into the dreary days of winter. Such happy memories! Unfortunately, we will only just get that...a taste...as these will not go very far around here. I plan to hide them away for one or two of those dreary winter days for my family...hopefully I don't forget where I put them!