Anyone have a good recipe for homemade crackers? I tried my hand at whole wheat crackers last night, but they didn't come out crispy enough, more like flat bread. Perhaps I needed to only bake them longer, or maybe I need to add more oil than the recipe called for.
My new goal is to learn to can. I bought a pressure canner today and hope to try it out with lemon marmalade. My lemon tree is going gangbusters this year. We planted most of our citrus about 13 years ago or so - they took a long time to take off. The lemon has been producing small amounts for several years, but I just last year started getting small tangerines, and this year I see my first grapefruit. I would also like to learn to can my guava - make jam or juice. It doesn't keep for long, the variety I have, anyway.
I have a bunch of tomatoes in the green house in containers. I am hoping to try my hand at tomato sauce in a month or two. And since cabbage does so well here, I really want to try sauerkraut and kim chee.
We've had so much rain - several inches in the last week. Good thing I am not relying on my outside garden - there is just one sad beet, an anemic radish and a few small cucumber seedlings. I am not sure what happened to all of the cabbage seedlings that were starting - they appear to have washed away. If we see the sun soon, I will probably get all these unexpected stragglers in places where I didn't plant them. It's happened before.
If it doesn't stop raining in such quantities, I am going to have to start wearing my rubbah boots to town. As it is, I wear my croc sandals so I don't ruin all my shoes in the rain. They are quite old, and there is no tread on the bottom, so I am constantly slipping. Gives quite the air of excitement to even the smallest errands. I can feel the eye rolls from my kids, "OMG, there mom goes again - almost falling. I am so not related to her." No, my kids might roll their eyes, but it is more in fondness for my klutziness....well, except the 13 year old. He walks about four feet behind me, and I am sure he is trying to pretend we're not related....
Since he is number 3, I know for sure this stage will pass.