I made a small batch of zucchini relish to try. It came out spicey. I think it’ll be good on rice or even beans.
Then I went back to Ikeda’s fruit stand and bought 1 container of their peaches to try the lavender peach jam again right. It came a beautiful color. But I’m not sure I taste the lavender with it being added as a liquid.
I was going to go down to the CSA farm yesterday afternoon to buy bulk tomatoes but I decided I needed a break from canning so I’ll wait. Plus they were charging 1.75 a lb. So I need to check what other farmers are charging. $1.75 seems high to me for seconds.
I made a couple of small jars of tomato sauce but the one didn’t seal. I was trying out the Quattro jars from Italy. They are nice. So I opened the one and it looked like I didn’t wipe the rim well enough for the seal. I’m going to just use that tonight for a pasta sauce.
I ordered the ravioli maker from Amazon. It’s the one you place the pasta sheet over then fill and then place the second pasta sheet over it. Then you use a rolling pin and go over it to seal. Hopefully, it’ll work as I don’t want to spend a lot of money on the attachment for the pasta maker. This one was $12.
Tonight instead of pizza I’m going to use the ravioli I tried to make by hand. I figure I better have a backup plan in case they don’t work. ( fall apart int he water).
The budget is done for the rest of the month and I’m challenging myself to only spend a $100 in food. With the garden producing so much I think I can do this. I bought some organic chicken at the store and milk and that was $20. Pretty pricey. But I have stuff in the freezer to use. I’m going to write a detailed menu for 14 days and see how that fits.
Not much happening in the decluttering minimalism world here. I do need to drop off a thrift store load but just haven’t done it yet. Plus there’s a food bank drop off too. My kitchen counters have been pretty messy with tomatoes and peaches and cucumbers all over it. But for now, that’s just the way it has to be till I finish my canning projects.