Not much. I haven't been doing much.
I am, I will feebly confess, still in a state over the unexpected loss of my pet. It just pops up on you. You move your legs in the bed and think, "Don't knock the doggie off!" You shut down the computer and expect the pooch to jump up and run out of the room with you (because he could always tell when it was shutting down, application by application until the final FOOM. He could tell). I miss him.
Trying to move on, however. I did a lot, a LOT of nothing recently that added up to a huge fall harvest of preserved fruit.
I know. I do this every year, and it's not interesting anymore, except it is to me.
I dried a whole tree of plums. First, I used the previous years' technique of leaving the fruit in perforated laundry bags, outside in the sun. Then, oh my, I discovered a new trick.
You know how hot your car gets in the sun? And the minute you open it up, you can't wait for the heat to dissipate? NO.
Save the sun. Dry your fruit in the car.
I've already had friends laugh at me for this, but jeez, how very ECO. Park the car in the driveway or on the street, load your fruit into trays or laundry bags atop towels or newspapers to catch drips, and just wait. Just you wait.
We're calling our Subaru the Prunaru now.