I got a lot of things done this weekend.
First, I put four trays of strawberries into the dehydrator on Saturday morning:
Then I reloaded the dehydrator with Tomatoes:
Finally, I combined everything in wide mouth quart jars:
The five quarts are cooling on the counter. All of them sealed. I figure each jar will provide a dinner for TMOTH and I, plus enough leftovers for my lunch. We’ll serve this on shredded Spaghetti Squash or Zucchini Noodles.
While I was monitoring the canner, I mixed up a batch of deodorant. I’m sure those of you who see me in real life are relieved. As my five loyal readers may recall, I went “No Poo” in November 2011. Basically this means that I stopped using shampoo, soap, deodorant and toothpaste. I’ve developed, or found, alternatives for these products that don’t have harmful chemicals in them.
Deodorant was the thing that was the most difficult thing for me to find a satisfactory replacement. Rubbing coconut oil in my armpits and powdering with baking soda was just not cutting it (to say the least). I found a recipe that has essential oils, beeswax and other magical things in it. You mix it all up and pour it into a standard deodorant dispenser. It hardens and then is just as easy to use as standard deodorant. Best of all, no stinky armpit funk at the end of the day, I’ll blog the making of the next batch for those of you who may be interested.