I was literally on my feet all day Saturday, from the time I woke up until about 8:30 that night. I was a grocery shopping, errand-running, liquor-making, canning fool.
I started a batch of Limoncello:
It takes 8 weeks from start to finish, but we'll still give some bottles out for Xmas. We'll just put a note on them stating when they'll be ready to drink (January 15th - not that I'm counting down the days or anything). The first step was mixing the vodka with the lemon peel. You give it a good shake every day for two weeks, and then strain the peel out and add lemon juice and simple syrup. Vodka, lemons & sugar. I mean, how good is that going to be? Really good.
This little guy was at my feet the whole time I was working in the kitchen.
I found love while cutting figs:
Here's a portion of my day's work:
And here's just about everything (peach butter, fig jam, strawberry jam, tomato-chili jam, a few vodkas):
You can't really see the 12 or so jars of peach butter behind the big jars on the top shelf, but they're there.
I have enough of everything for Xmas gifting now, all that's left to work on is the infused vodkas. Gonna hopefully finish those this weekend.