Saturday, August 22, 2009
The housework is on the backburner lately. I've been filling my days with summer projects in the kitchen. Withering bananas became bread, as did frozen pumpkin to clean the freezer and make a blue-ribbon appearance at the fair. After 10 years of watching the apples from the backyard tree go to waste, because we can't ever seem to get ahead of the bugs, the wheels in brain turned enough for me to remember my centrifugal juicer. You can grind and sieve any manner of stuff and get useable juice. I've therefore been cranking apples through it and making enough jelly for the whole neighborhood. I'm making up for lost time. We've also managed to pick through and get enough decent apples for sauce and pies. Meanwhile, between the hubs wanting to sort through all of the packrattery in the basement and closets, and the kids wanting to create a basement hangout, they've gotten a fair amount done in those areas while we keep plugging on the rest of the house. Its all good.