It seems like a hand-in-hand hobby; taking odd bits, doing a little magic, and creating a lasting feel-good project. I have been busy with canning, but I think I'm about done. I did lots of unusual combos of jams (like mango-blueberry), and then started in on the garden stuff. I had a great crop of huge pimentos that I pickled into a garden mix. The dill's are made from a recipe my grandmother used in the 40's. And peaches! After we eat all we can, I preserve some for cottage cheese snacks. I still have some empty bottles, but the garden is finished, and my sewing time has suffered!
Peaches. One with marich. cherry juice
Tomato soup; spagetti sauce
crock pickles, garden mix with pimentos, dill pickles