Thanks for the love yesterday. As always I find that unplugging from the computer and resting can work wonders. Today I feel like myself again (hooray!) and rested to boot.
This week has been one of the busiest – and messiest – weeks in my kitchen. Ever. The tomatoes have started coming in (and so have the other nightshades) so we're swimming in sauces, crushed tomatoes, and other canned and frozen goodness. The job of transforming huges baskets and boxes of ripe tomatoes into sauces for the winter is so satisfying.
Yes, the pantry is officially full. I've started stashing food in the basement too. There is something that so deeply satisfied about putting food by. And my kitchen? It's never been messier. Whoa.
But do you want to know something? Come February when we're opening those jars it'll be so worth it.