see? i have been doing something other than icing my feets. i've been sharing a csa box from a local farm with a girlfriend and even halved it seems like it is too much, so we have been blanching and freezing and even canning some of the bounty. while in oregon in july i read this article in the oregonian that inspired me to start canning again and to get some of the other produce into the freezer.... amy wrote about it too, over here. i think if i ate more vegetables on a daily basis then i wouldn't have so much in the freezer, but it will be nice this fall and winter to have some things to go to for a reminder of the warmer days of summer.
this is the bounty so far... and it includes interlopers as well. the golden beets were purchased separate from the csa produce because they were too pretty to pass up, and then the bread and butter pickles were bought too, because well, we had to in order to actually make bread and butter pickles. but, the beans and the red beets are from the box. i am now crazy to can anything else that crosses my path. i haven't done it in a long time and i don't know why, because i can not stop exclaiming how freaking beautiful this all is. next will be some rhubarb chutney using some rhubarb that i froze in the spring. then... well, i don't know, but there will be something.
oh yes, and the crafting? i am actually looking into getting some done, if you can believe it! i pulled out some books for inspiration and received the fall issue of marie claire idees, always good for stirring the imagination. thanks so much for sticking with me, visting and sending along comments too. i will resume with my regular programming soon, very very soon.