Pickled Asparagus

pickled asparagus

When Marc Thomas and I began dating, he spent a bunch of time in Seattle for work.  He would bring me back lovely presents… like pickled asparagus from Pike’s Market.  We both LOVE pickled asparagus, especially in Caesars.

So it was asparagus season, so we bought a TON on sale at the market to try our hand at pickling.  By WE I mean ME.  The recipe calls for 30 spears, however, we bought the thin ones, so there were more asparagus spears in each jar.  Continue reading

Blueberry Jam

Blueberryjam

For those of you who don’t know, there was a point in my life that I refer to as “when I used to be Martha Stewart…”.  Meaning, I was a stay at home mom, so I often canned – salsa, pickles, different jams, and a kick ass marmalade.  I used to love to can things to give as gifts.  I also sewed clothes and costumes for the kids and made the nieces and nephews teddy bears and pajamas at Christmas time.  Oh, and Christmas stockings for the whole family.

Eventually, I got over this and haven’t busted the sewing machine out for years.  (Oh, I quilted too.) The most “Martha” I get is crafting occasionally (used to be a nearly daily occurrence.  I’m in crafting rehab.)  Continue reading