Throughout my high school and college years, it happened without fail. The moment the stress and pressure of the semester had passed, I’d come down with a cold, the flu, or some other strange virus that would force me to do nothing but rest and watch bad TV for at least a week.
I thought I was done with that kind of stress-related sickness, but apparently old patterns are hard to break. The moment we were through with my mother-in-law’s memorial service and had done the bulk of the cleaning out of her apartment, I came down with something resembling the flu. I spent most of the last week in bed or on the couch, trying to sleep my way back to health.
I finally feel better today and it’s not a moment too soon, since I leave for IACP and then book tour activities next week! Fingers crossed that my health holds out! Now, links!
- I so want to make Autumn’s Tomato Vanilla Jam!
- Meme’s quick pickled cucumbers.
- These loaves of German pumpernickel, baked in jars, speak to me.
- There have been so many great canning tips on Living Homegrown lately. I particularly loved reading through the mistakes that rookies make, and how to overcome them.
- I love the baking posts that Stella Parks has been doing for Serious Eats lately. This one on hot cross buns was great, as is this one on soda breads.
- As someone who finds homemade nut butters to be hit or miss (I made one recently with hazelnuts that was a definite miss), I appreciated these tips on making creamy nut butters.
- Sweet potato red lentil biscuit? Yes, please!
- Such useful information on baking with sourdough!
- Peanut butter granola.
The winner of last week’s fabulous Ball Canning giveaway is #479/J. Anderson. Congratulations and enjoy the jar bounty!
Marisa, thank you for the link to hot cross buns; it sounds delicious and I forgot that I wanted to make them (for Easter – can’t bring myself to eat these icing-ed things on Good Friday).
I am quite enamored of your email newsletter. I found it somehow about a year ago and first made your tomato jam which I love (and the Food in jars book). Congratulations on your new book and your upcoming west coast tour. How I wish you were stopping in Southern Oregon – perhaps to talk or do a demo at the Ashland Food Coop. It has a kitchen for teaching and presentations. You could see a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival too. You mention another West Coast swing in September – maybe you could stop in Ashland then? We may seem a little off the beaten track but we are about half way between S.F. and Portland, right off I-5. Please think about it.
congrats to J Anderson for winning the Jars!!!!