Homemade, Homegrown, Sweet & Savory

Sweet Spreads

Apricot jelly, Sweet Plum jelly, Salsa, & Pickled Okra.

I can remember when I was a kid, my family always planted what seemed like a mile long and wide garden. I loathed weeding, picking, and snapping beans for Mom to can. When the family moved to Wyoming, there was not garden. Hooray! Too cold. After college, I decided to move back to Kansas. My husband, Todd, and I bought a house and the vacant lot south of us. The first year I had a small plot in the backyard. And, thanks to PaPa and his “nitro-glow”, I had 6 foot tall tomato plants that astronauts could have seen glow from outer space. The second year, PaPa thought I needed to plant some blackberries and raspberries. Year three came around, and the blackberries, raspberries and strawberries had started taking over the small plot. So, being the crazy woman that I am, I told Todd that we should expand to the south lot. Hello! 36 tomato plants and just as many pepper plants, beans, okra, cucumbers and squash. Year five. We expanded again. All the way to the south edge of the lot. My Mom and Dad make fun of me daily during the “growing season” as to how I hated gardening when I was kid. And, I tell them, what else is there to do other than garden and mow the lawn during the summer. Available flavors: Sandplum, Sweet Plum, Apricot, Apricot-Peach, Peach, Strawberry, Cherry, Raspberry, Blackberry, Pickled Okra, Salsas, Pickled Beets, Pickled Jalapenos.

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As far as quilting goes, it’s another obsession. A winter obsession. I am addicted to fabrics and patterns. To me, there is nothing better than sitting at my sewing machine on a windy, frigid day putting big and small pieces together to create a unique masterpiece. The quilt pictured above is a block of the month I found online. I had intended to buy fabric, until my wonderful husband stepped in and told me I was not allowed to buy new fabric until I used most of what was in my huge cedar chest. Kudos to him! The quilt turned out great just using my scraps.