Sunday, November 23, 2014

Using the pressure canner is getting to be less stressful. Last night I made and canned Mushroom Barley Vegetable Soup and my anxiety was one-tenth of what it was the first day I used the canner! A little anxiety is probably good - I don't want to forget I've got it going!
If I can find the food mill, I want to make applesauce this afternoon. Reading labels in the grocery store yesterday really brought home how many additives are in pre-prepared food, many of them from corn, which is on my allergy list. Even plain old shredded wheat has BHT added, which is a corn derivative. (And by the way, "organic" can still have corn in it.) I've probably eaten so many chemicals in my life that switching to clean eating now isn't going to save me, but if I can lessen my allergy symptoms, that will make life more pleasant.

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