Friday, September 5, 2008

Ode to Grandma Syme!

I love my Great Grandma Syme, although she passed away in 1996 she still has a special place in my heart. Grandma was known for her kindness, and love. She never said a bad thing word about anyone. She had a keen knack for being able to take nothing and make something great. Grandma knew how to preserve and can just about anything. This she taught to my Mom. Growing up I remember me and my sisters helping Mom can her own fruits and veggies. It was just a part of summer and fall. I remember my Mom always saying that not many people know how to can now a days, and it truely is a lost art. She felt it was important that we had a basic knowledge of this. Since I've been married I have still helped my Mom with her canning, but I have never done any myself. UNTILL NOW! Over the last two nights I have been trying my hand at the legacy that Grandma left me.
My first two projects have turned out great, and I am so proud of them.
So I made Peach Jam, and Tomato Salsa.
It's so exciting! I can't wait to do Pickles when my cucmbers are ready and I am going to do spiced apples in a few weeks!
So needless to say I am grateful for Grandma Syme and her knowledge that she gave my Mom, and my Mom gave to me, and I will give to my girls.


The Boys & Nat said...

That's awesome! What a great art to know and pass down to the next generation. HOW ARE YOU??? We haven't talked forever.Are you avoiding me?!?! haha :) Hope the pregnancy is going well!

Sarah said...

You are so domestic! I wouldn't know where to begin canning. :)

Danielle said...

No, I didn't kick you off, silly. I only have 10 showing on my blog roll. It automatically moves you to the top if you update your blog. If you press 'show all' you'll see you're on there.

Hope you're feeling great!!! :)

Liz said...

Will you teach me?? My mom knew how to can, but with her being gone I haven't learned how :)

Heidi and Tony said...

Sign me up too. That is impressive. I would love to learn. I have Roma tomatoes coming out my ears and I know I need to make salsa, but have no idea how to. Good job!!!

The Carter Bunch said...

Hey Kandis,
What a cute blog! Your little family is adorable. Way to go with the canning. I wish I knew how to do that! ~Lindsey

Jennie said...

Kandis I'm jealous! I wish I knew how to can. I guess I need a garden first though.

Take care! Hope all is going well with your pregnancy!