Remember the beginning of the summer? Back when I swore I'd do things like reupholster chairs and bake the day away? Well, unfortunately, my lazy-piece-of-shititude has prevented many of the more high-impact activities like upholstery. I have, however, done a bit of baking - summer veggie galettes, whole-wheat pizza crusts, the occasional cookie or crumble (and two bricks of wheat bread that I think we should all forget about). I fancy myself a decent cook - I'm not afraid of the kitchen and I enjoy the time I spend there.
But I am a kitchen neophyte and a domestic sloth compared to someone like Ashley. She cans things. With her own little hands. She keeps chickens. And bees. I'm wigged over the prospect of one little kitty. I know my limits.
If you go visit Ashley's blog, Small Measure, you can actually win some of her delicious canned goods - this week it's a jar of Cherry, Lemon & Lemon Thyme Marmalade. And if you win, I'll even send you a frozen six-pound loaf of wheat bread for the spreading. Though, really, her marmalade deserves much better.