I am a single mother,who lives on a small farm. I like to read, cook and garden. I have spent most of this summer canning. I have 37 tomate plants in the garden. So I am looking for new ways to put them up. I collect cook books and currently have over two hundred. I am not afraid to try new things and will try anything once. I often whip up something that in theory sounds good in my head. Take a recipe and put a new twist on it. One of my favorite books is a 1947 copy of Farmers Canning and preserving cook book. Found it at a yard sale for a quarter. Have gotten my money out of it a thousand times over.