Preserving the harvest

I grew up eating home-preserved food; Mom spent a lot of time in the kitchen with a pressure cooker and we all learned to pack jars with salmon, crush fruit for jam and blanch tomatoes for canning. We even canned salmon while camping!┬áSome of my friends are spending a lot of time harvesting, canning and … [Read more…]

Seasons

Some people┬áprefer to live somewhere that has obvious seasons; hot summers, dramatic fall foliage, cold and snowy winters, and a clear shift to spring. On the west coast of Vancouver Island, the seasonal shifts are more subtle. I prefer that, because to me it is symbolic of how our human lives change. We are born, … [Read more…]