I picked up these flowering quince branches at the greenmarket this weekend. “Picked up” makes it seem quite casual. In fact, getting these and two bags of groceries home from Manhattan via public transportation took some commuting finesse. They’ve spruced up my kitchen table since and, miraculously, I’ve managed to avoid poking an eye out on them.
I treated myself to the quince branches because I’m off work this week and figured I’d get the maximum enjoyment out of them, since I’ll be around the apartment more than usual. However, in true Autumn fashion, I have already made two different lists to help plan how I’ll take advantage of my break. On my first official day of vacation, I was out all day doing those things I had been meaning to do forever, but just hadn’t made time for. (Including the essential task of buying fancy chocolate).
I love lists. I know I’m not the only one. Not just any old list, but a hand-written, checked-off in marker, scrap paper list. I’m definitely a planner and when I get stuff down on paper, the world feels right. The pretty quince branches on my table mean it’s time to start planning for the upcoming preserving season. To help you (and me!), I made this cute printable canning plan.
Click here to download a free, printable PDF (for your personal use only, please). It’s two pages of list-making love to help plan your canning season. I’ve also collected some links below from myself and others to get you thinking about what you’re going to put up and what you need to use up. Enjoy!
- Making Jam from Frozen Fruit from Hitchhiking to Heaven
- Where to find canning jars in NYC from Autumn Makes & Does
- Canning and Preserving: A Season’s reflection and looking ahead from Autumn Makes & Does
- A Beginner’s Guide to Canning from Serious Eats
- The Can Plan from Apartment Farm (via Food in Jars Facebook)