The story goes, shortly after my parents married in December 1964, my dad fell sick with a cold. My mom asked what he might like to make him feel better. Oddly (I think), he requested cranberry orange relish. I can only assume this was a food from his childhood. My mom made it for him following a recipe from the Boston Cooking School Cook Book. The cranberry orange relish was so well loved it has graced our family’s Thanksgiving table ever since that winter of 1964.
Just like at home, I try my best to minimize waste when I’m camping. I have yet to achieve zero waste at the camp site, but improvements have been made. I find zero waste camping a bit more challenging. I don’t have my pantry and kitchen tools at my disposal and rarely do I have the time to do a lot of advance planning, prepping, or cooking.
It was by accident that I discovered these zero waste chips. Locally grown zucchini was on sale at the grocery store. I grabbed a dozen or so of the little squashes with the intent of preserving them for the winter.
The temperature gauge registered 103 degrees when we rolled into town Sunday afternoon. It didn’t feel very welcoming. According to the weather forecast, it was going to be in the high 90s and into the 100s all week. They may have been off by some degrees, but I’m taking measures to stay cool.
Five simple things that made my week.
My husband and I recently attended a dinner party to welcome and honor a guest visiting from Sweden. We had never met our friends’ Swedish comrade and other than his origin, knew nothing about him. I was even a little baffled why we were invited to the party.