Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fruit and Spirits – Summer Vacation Day 11/70

I’ve been trying to do research looking at how foods, particularly fruits and vegetables were put up for long term storage in europe.  From what I can tell, fruit storage entails a lot of alcohol and/or sugar. We don’t drink … Continue reading

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The Second Flood – Summer Vacation Day 10/70

On Wednesday I was able to salvage 7 dozen roses, 3 packages of carnations, 3 packages of Gerber daisies and 15 miniature rose plants. On Friday when I got there to see what was available, there was a bushel basket … Continue reading

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Vitacost Savings

I recently ordered some cereal and sea salt from a company called Vitacost.  It arrived at my door quickly and I was able to get a $10.00 discount on my first purchase.  If you use this link to Vitacost (on … Continue reading

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A Flood of Tomatoes – Summer Vacation Day 8/70

Last night, when we picked up the reclaimed produce, there was a virtual avalanche of tomatoes.  I think I counted about 50 of them.  All of the Roma’s went into the dehydrator for drying and the rest (about three pounds) … Continue reading

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Piggy Posts – Summer Vacation Day 7/70

I can’t believe that summer is already 10% gone and it’s still cloudy and rainy. Wahhhhh. Oh well, since today is crummy outside, I’ve decided to play inside. First I put up a couple of jars of reclaimed Cherries – … Continue reading

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Another Rainy Weekend – Summer Vacation Days 4 & 5/70

Sat:  Today war began summer reorganization and cleaning.  I found two cedar shelving units on Craigslist for storing the jams and jelly.  Then I had to find a spot for the shelves.  We finally settled on the living room since … Continue reading

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Lazy Days and Garage Sales – Summer Vacation Day 3/70

Yesterday I was down right lazy.  I didn’t sleep well the night before so imagine my surprise when I woke up and looked at the clock – – – 10:40!  The day was half over, so I apparently made the … Continue reading

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Apples, Carrots and Sauce – Summer Vacation Day 2/70

It’s been a productive morning so far – I thinks it’s just after 10 o’clock and I’ve got: 5 quarts of carrots in the canner 4 trays of apples in the dehydrator 2 batches of apple scraps stewing for pectin … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Strawberry Wine – Summer Vacation Day 1/70

I had such big plans for the first day of summer vacation, but in reality I just hung out and it was FANTASTIC.  I can start working tomorrow.  I woke up late and hooked up the Apple TV to the … Continue reading

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Crazy Days – Canning up a storm

June 2:  I had no time to take photos today, so I’ll try to post some tomorrow.  We picked up a large load from the gleaning location today and spent most of the afternoon preparing it for storage.  What a … Continue reading

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