I live in the Hudson Valley of New York, surrounded by the amazing beauty of the Shawangunk and Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. Every single day I walk at least a few miles, despite the weather. I am continuously  inspired by this incredible landscape. Every day I learn or feel something new, and every week I write about it here. 
Long ago, I wrote the canning-centric blog, What Julia Ate. For a while, this website was called The Preserved Life and continued where What Julia Ate left off. I had a small jam company, too. It turned into a nature walking blog somewhere in 2019. That’s all to say, you’ll see a lot of good recipes on this blog, deep in the archives.
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