** Incorporating handmade into my days plays a vital role in the functioning of my home. Each Friday I will be sharing a way in which I honour the spirit of handmade alongside my friend Melanie who blogs at Our Ash Grove. **
For as long as I can remember I have allowed space for handmade in my days. To my way of thinking the term "handmade" can be applied to anything created by hand. And while it typically gets used to describe articles in the crafty realm, in my world it's reach extends far beyond that. Cooking, gardening, homesteading, sewing - it's all fair game.
Summer finds the majority of my handmade pursuits taking place either in my garden or kitchen. At the moment it's all about the tomatoes. Roasted (recipe found here), salsa and sauce. For the first year ever I will be using only the produce grown within my own garden fence - a fact that blows my mind and makes me crazy with thoughts of the possibilities for this spot we now call home.
It has been months of produce-centred making. Yet, there is an undeniable current of change in the air. The arrival of September's cool nights and shorter days sweeps me in and thoughts of warm and cozy are beginning to take hold.
Until next time.