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FFF ~ thankful

Time to say thank you for all your blessings ~ little or big! Join with Susanne and all the Friday favers as we look back over the week with grateful hearts.

1. Canning Success! You’ll be relieved to know that there were no tears in the kitchen 🙂 My crabapple jelly gelled perfectly. And it’s delicious!

I forgot to take a picture of the final product but I’ll post it with my yummy biscuit recipe next week. Along with the raspberry trifle recipe – I haven’t forgotten!

2.  Garden bounty

We have loads of cherry tomatoes and Roma tomatoes.

 

Quite a few are still green  -I’m hoping they’ll ripen on the vine.

 

My green pepper plants are loaded too – we’ve been eating them in salads and stir-frys.

 

 

I brushed these tomatoes with a little olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper and roasted them.

 

They were so sweet!

 

 

Then I popped them in the freezer.

 

They’ll be lovely in sauces or casseroles this winter.

3. A new hobby to explore with a new to me sewing machine ~ $5.00 in the 70 mile yard sale! And it works perfectly. If only I knew how to use it :). Sewing tips welcome!

4. My hunting men ~ Roger, Robbie and James heading out before sunrise on opening morning. They had a great time together!

5. A cosy warm house on a blustery day.

Yes, those are leaves plastered on our window. We had winds over 100km with record rain fall the past few days. There was even a bit of wet snow. The sun was struggling to break through the clouds in this picture but it only lasted for a few minutes. then we were back to stormy weather.

So surprising, when only last Friday we had 25C and a lovely swim!

And apparently, tomorrow the temperature is supposed to go back up to 20C – so lovely for our Thanksgiving celebrations.

With that in mind, I want to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!

And to you all, thanks so much for taking time to visit today.

Many blessings!

with love,

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21 thoughts on “FFF ~ thankful

  1. A little late commenting, Kathie, I am so behind on my blogging friends! I must try to roast the tomatoes next year; looks much easier than blanching, and tastier, too.Love your beautiful pictures, as always!

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  2. carolyn says:

    Hi Kathie, Thank you so much for your prayers for Lucas and family.The $5 sewing machine was a great find. I will try to remember to post Jen's pumpkin cr.cheese recipe soon-remind me if I don't.Take care,Carolyn

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!We had absolutely beautiful weather in the Cape Ann/Gloucester/Gordon College area this past weekend….and now that we're home, it is beautiful with very mild temps here in the town I live in just north of Albany and south of Saratoga Springs. I love this weather! Your faves all look great…especially that produce…..happy harvesting!!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Kathie! After a few very rainy days we've had beautiful weather this weekend. Not swimming weather but gorgeous nontheless. At what temp do you roast your tomatoes? I need to do that with a whole bunch I have left over.

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  5. What a wonderful treat to be able to have a swim in the ocean. Just looking at your pictures makes me think I can smell the salt in the wind. :)What an awesome deal on your new-to-you sewing machine. What is your first project going to be? I don't have any tips either. I have fond memories of making flannel pajama costumes for my kiddos for Halloween. Maybe someday soon I will pull out my machine.Thanks for the idea of roasting tomatoes and keeping them in the freezer until needed. Now I wish I had taken more tomatoes from my friend's garden.

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  6. Its hard to believe that its almost time for Canadian Thanksgiving all ready! I love to sew, you can really lose yourself in it. I hope you learn quickly and can enjoy it as much as I have.

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  7. Happy, blessed Thanksgiving!Opening Day… oh boy!About the sewing….click on "beginning sewing" over at You Tube. Amazing things there.Your leaves are pretty. Ours are almost gone.

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  8. Your Friday posts are a big treat! I love seeing your pictures so much. I love the photo of your menfolk going out and being men. The sewing machine made me smile…you have a start..you own one. The jelly canning was so pretty too. I think of you so often when the storm talk begins on the east coast.Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend my dear Kathie!

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  9. Well, your garden pics just make me hungry! All your pictures are beautiful. (I'm not sure I'd be up to early to see my hunters off…They're have to take their own picture. HA)Have a great week ahead and a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Great deal on the sewing machine! I don't know if it is published, but the Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing was a great book — simple explanations and clear pictures.Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. I think I have to quit looking at your site. I'm always filled with discontentment when I look at your pictures. And I LOVE WHERE I LIVE! =D Your crabapple jelly looks like it must take very delicious!And Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  12. Good thing I just finished eating or you would have been heading straight to the kitchen. Everything looks yummy. Have fun sewing. Not my cup of tea so I won't offer any advice. ha. I've got quite a few hunters in my family too so that picture looks familiar.Have a great weekend, Kathie!

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  13. Beautiful header! It makes my heart go "ahhh."Love the photo of 'the hunters.' Amazing to me that people can smile that early in the morinng!Have fun with your new sewing machine! Sewing has provided me with hours and hours of enjoyment. Hope you find the same with yours.

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  14. You really have experienced the weather extremes. Your garden bounty is so impressive. What a great shot of your hunting crew…love it.Our son in Eastern Washington just got back from a week of hunting and this next weekend will be doing some more.A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

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  15. The weather made an about face out here, too…..28C one week, 10C the next. 😦 But we didn't have the 100 km winds, thankfully.Roasted tomatoes then frozen…..I've never thought of doing that! I freeze tomatoes that are going soft to use in cooking, but roasting them first sounds like a whole lot more flavor! Thanks for the tip!No sewing tips from me, sorry…….I am not on speaking terms with a needle and thread – especially on a machine!Well, your guys look very happy to be going out into the cold morning. I hope all the gunshots I'm hearing early every morning are coming from fellas who are having as good a time as yours seem to expect.Love the jelly photos! especially the one with the fork. I like 'process photos'.Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  16. What a wonderful treat to be able to have a swim in the ocean. Just looking at your pictures makes me think I can smell the salt in the wind. :)What an awesome deal on your new-to-you sewing machine. What is your first project going to be? I don't have any tips either. I have fond memories of making flannel pajama costumes for my kiddos for Halloween. Maybe someday soon I will pull out my machine.Thanks for the idea of roasting tomatoes and keeping them in the freezer until needed. Now I wish I had taken more tomatoes from my friend's garden.

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