Life is a bowl of cherries …

Okay, maybe not some days. Take yesterday for instance. A friend gifted me with 25 pounds of wonderful sweet black cherries. As sweet cherries are not hardy here, we can't grow them, so this...

Our asparagus is shooting up

So guess what we had for dinner last night? Yep, we pigged out on our favorite spring treat, creamed asparagus on toast. (I ate four pieces!) Not exactly diet food but my oh my,...

Watch out; there’s a canning lid shortage!

My friend, Dara, called me the other day saying she had been in the stores and there were no canning jar lids. I asked her what stores she'd checked in and, as I was...

My ham and bean soup turned out perfect

Make that perfect plus! Wow — I sneaked a taste as I ladled it into the jars and even I am impressed. Now we have 14 pints of nice bean soup sitting on the...

We made use of a nice weekend

David and his friend Ian cut and hauled more firewood out of the mess the loggers left at the end of the Wolf Road (the logging trail David's cabin is on). Ian brought his...