With the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables at this time of year, it’s no wonder I want to eat, can and paint all of them! Last week I made a rhubarb-berry salsa that sounded interesting. Last night I took it to a pool/bbq party for all to try. It was delicious! What was left over went on top of the watermelon sorbet for dessert and we all concluded it was a perfect little dish for before and after a meal.
Today I need to take a break from the canning. I developed a sharp pain under my right shoulder blade and am recalling last summer this happened after doing a lot of canning also. I have a canning injury!!! It’s the lifting of jars into and out of the canner. So I’ll just enjoy what I have canned so far and give myself a few weeks to heal before doing any more canning.
So, now I have a little more time to practice my sketching and watercoloring. I ordered a few new colors and am anxiously waiting their arrival. So today there will be some painting, not much housework (hurts to lift my arm) and a long afternoon out by the pool doing my summer reading. Ah, I love life.