Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dancing Rabbit pt. 2 - Canning

This is the second installment about my adventure to Dancing Rabbit, an amazing Ecovillage in North East Missouri.  In case you missed the first part, you can check it out here.

We had an AMAZING time!  We made salsa, applesauce, peach jam and pickled okra.  Check out the Milkweed's entry, too!
Getting started with salsa
Down to business

A giant bowl of salsa!
Tina cranks while I concentrate, oh so hard, on watching

We got to take home lots of goodies, as you can see above :)  Aprons, canning books, canning funnels, canning tongs, FOOD, and a few other things (like smiles!).  And yes, that is Vegan Cream Cheese topped Carrot Cake.  If you have the opportunity to take part in such an excursion, I highly recommend it!

Other things...
I have been enjoying my offline time more and more.  And in my efforts to make more time for other things, I'm trying to spend less time online.  This week I made a firm decision to only check facebook once a week.   I have already been limiting blogging time, but still plan to aim for 1 to 2 entries each week, so please stick with me :)  I do still check out many other blogs, though I haven't been leaving as many comments.  Just fyi, for anyone who might wonder.  There is so much inspiration out there and it would be a shame to give up all of that!

Speaking of blogs, I was sad to discover that Green and Crunchy no longer exists.  If anyone knows the story, please fill me in.  This blog was a true inspiration!  It's what gave us the motivation to join a bulk-buying co-op.

Blog Updates (They may happen slowly, but they are coming!)
Coming Up:   Cookbook reviews and giveaway;  DR pt. 3;
Summer Garden pics


Jacklyn said...

That looks like so much fun! I really don't know any other vegans than through the internet. I would really enjoy going to something like this..looks like you had a great time! : ]
Facebook once a week? I wish I could do that..I also am really addicted to the internet : /

thedalyn said...

Out of curiosity, which company do you use for the bulk buying co-op? We've been using Azure Standard, but I'm wondering if there are other options.

Carissa said...

That looks like so much fun!
I was also very sad to see that green and crunchy was no more. I LOVED her blog probably above all other blogs because it was so inspirational. Every time she had a new posting I was so excited to check it out. It's sad because it's not even open to look at her old postings :(

Cassie - Vegan Fox said...

Jacklyn - It was awesome! Actually, I was the only vegan in the group, but the Mercantile was very accomodating :) I'm like you, I know a few vegans in town, but my location doesn't lend itself to many.

thedalyn - We've been using Azure Standard, too. I know there are others out there, but I don't know much about them.

Carissa - It was great! I know!!! I was so upset that I couldn't view old posts. I was wondering if there was some way to contact her to see if the old posts could be viewed through blogger.

Anonymous said...

I want to come too next time!

Cassie - Vegan Fox said...

Come on down! It is a wonderful place. I still plan to post more pics of the town :)