|Yes that's an old sewing table base. This is set up #2 and it worked so much better.|
|We taped lids from new take out containers to help sort the pulp from the juice and to direct the juice into the pot and not all over the person feeding the tomatoes into the mill.|
|Lovely juice boiling down into sauce.|
|We add lemon juice and basil leaves then process/can it and store it in the basement until we need it. Doesn't it look beautiful?|
Sharon had the brilliant idea to make ketchup with the 3rd bushel of tomatoes. So another day of washing, cutting, grinding and boiling. This time we had to add spices and vinegar... but we didn't want to make the commercial ketchup so we looked for recipes and tasted ketchup then tasted our ketchup then added spices then tasted some more (I don't think I could eat ketchup for a few weeks now) the recipes either started with cut up tomatoes, or juice and were hard to convert to the amount of juice we had so we tasted our way to success. (As you know Sharon doesn't really follow recipes).
|Here's the ketchup having a steam bath!!!|
|Our finished ketchup labeled and dated. Hey it matches our wall colour!|
Next we cooked corn and sliced it off the cob and vacuum sealed it for winter. Then Sharon chopped up leeks and vacuum sealed them for winter too. I wonder sometimes, does she think we are Pioneers? I do appreciate the flavours of real local vegetables in the middle of the winter. When you're a vegetarian you eat a lot of vegetables :)
During this frenzy in the kitchen I managed to make myself a purse using a pattern from a library book. I did not get my Free motion Challenge done for this month. :(
|Front flap of messenger bag.|
|Side pocket #1 for my phone.|
|Side pocket #2 for glasses. My strap is adjustable. I sewed the main fabric to webbing to keep the strap stiff, I find the fabric and pellon straps get floppy after awhile.|
|Double set of front pockets.|
|I learned how to make a set in zipper pocket.|
|I added these pockets from other patterns i have made.|
|This is even more organization if I need it and it fits inside. or I can carry my iPad inside instead.|
We went to the Farmer's market one last time (well for the Friday market) and said good bye to all the farmers we visit every week.
Why is this the last week for the Farmer's market, it isn't, but we have to go back to school and we can't go in late on a Friday just so we can shop!!! We did think about how we could do it but it won't work. Oh well suck it up Buttercup and back to work we'll go!