As I whisk the eggs and fill the griddle with batter-steam fills the kitchen. My kettles bubble and boil with smells of sweet relish mingling with the aroma of maple syrup and Belgium waffles. As I stand and wait for the green light to illuminate on the waffle iron, I ladle hot zucchini relish and bread & butter pickles into the jars. The canning pot slowly fills with my jars, ready to process and create a vacuum seal on each. I carry plates with steaming waffles out the kitchen to guests waiting and then back to the kitchen to fill more jars. This will be my routine for the next few days-waffles, relish, and pickles- as I work my way through the over flowing bowl of veggies and berries.
on my counter.