Wednesday, September 16, 2020

My Favorite Canning and Food-Preservation Books - 2020

 


Pictured here: recommended food preservation books and jars of food I've canned so far this year. Reviews and details below!

Jars pictured from left to right contain applebutter, apple sauce, maple-sweetened bread and butter pickles, roasted pepper and tomato sauce, blueberries in honey syrup, honey-sweetened bramble jam, and maple sweetened strawberry preserves.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Notes from the Atelier - 9/9/2020

  at·el·ier

/ˌadlˈyā/

1: an artist's or designer's studio or workroom

It's been a couple years since I regularly posted my Work In Progress Wednesday (WIP) posts. I miss them. 


So here's another of my fancy fresh start on those posts. 

 September 9th, 2020 Notes from the Atelier:

Monday, August 24, 2020

Self-Care for Dinosaurs

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Just because you're a dinosaur, doesn't mean you shouldn't take care of yourself. 

In order to be the best dinosaur you can be, you must take care of yourself. Taking care of yourself isn't selfish or self-centered. 

Self-care is necessary.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Zucchini Flour - how to make it and a couple of recipes!

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It's zucchini season everyone! Yes, I'm still excited. I've processed more than 30lbs and have more to go, and more on the way! 


Over the years I've tried freezing, dehydrating, drying, dry canning homemade zucchini chips, making zukenoodles (zucchini noodles), and I have a recipe for zucchini relish I may try this year.

What's really exciting though, is zucchini flour! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Make Crummy Stuff - You have to start where you are.

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This is a picture of me building the steps for my loft. Right at the top, you can see the extra piece I had to add because I miscalculated. Also, the steps totally didn't work. I had to add wider treads on top of this structure to use them easily.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Notes from the Atelier - 8/6/2020

at·el·ier

/ˌadlˈyā/

1: an artist's or designer's studio or workroom



It's been a couple years since I regularly posted my Work In Progress Wednesday (WIP) posts. I miss them. But not on Wednesdays in particular.

So here's my fancy fresh start on those posts. 

 August 6th, 2020 Notes from the Atelier:
 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

It's Snailing!

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Phew! My semester is over and summer break has begun. 

Finals are in, final projects have been submitted, and one of my biggest semesters, both courseload and world-event wise, has come to a close.

While making many adjustments to the major plot-twist of the season, I made some cool stuff!

For a final project for one of my classes, I make woodcuts and printed some snails! 


Friday, January 31, 2020

Practicing Calligraphy

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If you follow me on social media, you might have noticed I've been having a lot of fun with calligraphy lately.