Monday, June 21, 2010
It's the first day of summer today, although you could have fooled us out here in the PNW. I'm still wearing sweaters almost every day!
But the strawberries still came in to season, and we still bought a flat of organic berries from a local farmer and set down to preserve them for the winter. This year, Hypatia was my new helper, and she was thrilled to be old enough to use a knife (even if it is just a table knife). She also bravely scooped jars out of the hot water bath - a fearless girl in the kitchen.
And this is just the beginning of a long canning season around here ... we keep going all the way until the pears are the only thing left.