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Monday, July 19th, 2010

Jamstravaganza

I would love to know how it’s 9:30 already.  Ridiculous I tell you.  I felt like I was on a roll coming out of yesterday so I was going to attempt pickles tonight but that’s not going to happen.

I have a real love hate thing going on with pickles.  My grandmother made such good pickles and I just can’t seem to duplicate them.  This will be the third year that I try them.  If they don’t turn out that’s it.  I’ll wave the white flag.  

I cleaned out the canning section at the library.  I brought home two or three books to add to the two or three that I already have.  But I don’t know why because I always end up using the recipes in the box of pectin.  The peach was particularly easy.  In spite of the fruit being on the small side, I was able to easily remove the peel with a vegetable peeler.

I’ve been buying from a stand where the fruit is reputed to be pesticide free although they don’t have any official kind of certification.  I tend to believe it though because the produce tends to be smaller and have more blemishes.  The blackberries were all different sizes and full of hard little seedy ones that I had to pick out.  I’m a little worried about seeds in that one but Chase declared the peach dewicious.  I don’t get tired of hearing her say that.

Chase wanted to make trolls again today but I was too lazy to go dig out the yarn so I appeased her by drawing troll shapes for her to fill in.  She called it “Troll Family at the Bridge.”  I’m partial to the tiniest one.

I don’t know why I took this other picture but I decided to post it because the dining room looks so dang organized.  There’s only one random bag on the table, only a few books are out of place and even the cat is in his designated spot.

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