Getting Ready for Winter

The days are getting shorter, the mornings are crisp, and the kids are back in school. These are all telltale signs that Fall is here. And we all know that  Fall is the season for us to get ready for winter, or “hibernation preparation” as I like to call it. It is time to start packing away the patio furniture, flower pots and preparing the yard for the arrival of white fluffy precipitation (I won’t say that four letter word). And if you have underground sprinklers, you will want to get those blown out - usually sooner than later. (This is usually mass panic at our house the night before the temperature drops and that white stuff arrives.)

 It’s the time of year to harvest your fruit trees and garden (or take a trip to the local Farmer’s Market - if, like me, you aren’t blessed with a green thumb.) and begin the canning and freezing process. Jelly, pickles, salsa, tomato sauce, and the list goes on. To help you get started, check out these great canning recipes. I would share my favourites with you but to be honest, canning is not for me. I rely on my wonderful relatives and in-laws to share their canned goods.  I, on the other hand, enjoy freezer recipes and in particular slow cooker freezer recipes. These are my favourite recipes…I think. I will be testing them out this Winter - so maybe ask me in the Spring time as I step out from hibernation…

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Laura Balyski

Laura Balyski

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