As many of of us approach the depths of winter, perhaps we might look at our homemade goods with a yearning for something different, something new to taste from someone else's pantry. Have you thought about a food swap?
Canning celebrates the abundance of your local food shed. If you don't grow your own food, you might go to your neighborhood farm market, roadside stand or co-op to buy what you need to jam, preserve or pickle.
I have never been so poor in my life. But despite how it appears on paper, there's been an upside to all this. It's easy to focus on what you don't have, harder to celebrate what you do. That, to me, is paramount to happiness.