I’m not that much of a consumer (well, by American standards anyway) so it’s not often that I get really excited by a purchase. But I am thrilled about my new upright freezer! As much as I love canning and preserving foods in traditional ways, I’m also big into freezing. The freezer section of my refrigerator has always been obscenely packed to the gills. So I finally treated myself to a spacious (EnergyStar compliant though!) freezer. I’m so happy to have ample room for all my stocks and sauces and garden surplus. Not to mention that I can now keep the freezing cylinder of my ice cream maker always frozen and at the ready for ice cream at a moment’s notice!