I really love this time of the year when after a cold, quiet winter, the farmer's markets
come alive with the freshest fruits and vegetables that Spring has to offer. The arrival of warm weather and colorful produce signals the beginning of a surge of activity for me; from now until the first cold nip of Fall, I keep myself busy canning
all these wonderful offerings so that we can enjoy them all winter. The above photograph shows the beginning of my efforts - assorted pickled vegetables, vodka infusions
, and strawberry tarragon jam. It gives me great satisfaction and pleasure to fill up my larder. What's a larder, you may ask?