What have I been doing since I’ve been away? Well, for starters, I tried my hand at canning. My first attempt (notice I said “first”. I have plans.) was lemon lavender marmalade made with lemons from my front garden. I devoured a lovely lemon marmalade at Susan Feniger’s restaurant the other day – used as a bed for a top sheet of sour cream and a duvet of Ukrainian dumplings. Delightful! It had pucker-worthy tartness (too much for toast alone) and a clean brightness.
My version needs tweaking – a thinner slice on the rinds, a bit less sugar and more lavender. I think I might try canning chutney this weekend.
Sucks summer is over huh?
Did someone mention perogies???
mmm! Perogies with sourcream, onions, and bacon!
mmm! … double mmm!
I canned some of my mother’s “72 inch cucumber relish” with my sister about 6 years ago that turned out very very nice. I’ve got the recipe still, if you are interested … and like hotdogs.
… but sadly I’ve canned any more thoughts of canning due to a lack of cans … or mason jar availability recently.
note: nice cans! hee hee!
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