Preserving some fresh produce … and some memories
IT’S THE FIRST WEEK of school and all I can think is, “Where did the summer go?”
Our little family was scurrying around trying to get ready and finish projects before the crazy fall schedule begins. Likewise, I’ve seen friends sending their kids to their first year of university. Here, our Never Enough Thyme crew said goodbye to three of our team members as they headed off for a higher education. We are thrilled for their success, but they will be missed.
If only we could preserve the feelings and emotions as we watch our kids grow and succeed. Videos capture moments but rarely what’s going on inside.
And speaking of preserving, recently we’ve been doing lots of that. Instead of doing all the work on our own, a fellow foodie friend and I decided to make a date. It is a great way to spend a few hours together and get caught up. Jam, dills and, this week, salsa – we share getting groceries, jars and prep, as there is no way we would get all that done with our busy schedules.
We will be eating local
and organic through the winter season. How lucky we are to preserve a friendship and some memories along with the salsa. And how we love the sound of the “ting” after the preserves come out of the canner.
They’ll be enjoyed later on, but for now it’s back to school and routine.