Yikes! We have hardly anything left of last year's fruit and veggie harvest.
It's a good thing Fruit Share (a volunteer group for harvesting, sharing and enjoying other people's fruit) is gearing up for another season and the seedlings seem to be doing OK in the basement.
I've also been following this great blog called Well Preserved. They have amazing ideas for preserving all kinds of things. The limited number of our preserves, has me contemplating a batch of Carrot Cake Jam. I'm not kidding, check it out Carrot Cake Jam.
But don't get me wrong, in a way I'm glad the cupboards will be empty for a little while. It will make the new batches all the more tantalizing. And, I was never a big fan of going to the root cellar back on the farm and seeing canned goods from several years past. My mom grew up during the war, so she always made enough canned food to last us for years just in case the entire North American economy collapsed. Quality, taste and spoilage were risks she was willing to take. I am much more of an optimist and preserve food for pleasure, flavour and the ability to choose the ingredients I want in my food.