Tuesday, August 28, 2012

California Hiking

So in an attempt to keep my blog current and up to date on my endeavors I give to you a post about hiking in California. 

My husband and I have been making it a point to hike on the weekends.  We live near Laguna Beach and typically hike in the Nature preserve near our home. I gives us time to be together, no screens.  We talk, observe our surroundings, make jokes, and get sunburned.  I have dreams of one day hiking all day and then camping at night and hiking back.  It's the wanderlust of not knowing whats behind the next bend or whet kind of view you are gonna get once you reach the top of the mountain, it's that wanderlust, that keeps you walking. Yeeehaaaw!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Jamming at the Fair

Howdy Jamsters,

I have been thinking a lot about what to can next...and whilst pondering my next great creation I stumbled upon the jam entries at my local fair.  Needless to say I was quite excited and began snapping pictures of the jams that sounded interesting.

The best of show was a very interesting combination of Orange Marmalade and Jack Daniels.  Woooweee, that would be a great way to get you day started!  That would put a zip...or sway in my step! 

It was so neat seeing all of these jamsters and inspired me to enter next year.  As of now I would probably enter the carrot cake or monkey butter jams.  The carrot cake it my favorite jam!  As far as my next jamming expedition, it's soon! Everything is unpacked and the kitchen it put together, now...to find a new recipe...