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Roasted Asparagus with Radish and Chive Butter

May 5, 2014 – 5:55 pm

A delicious roasted asparagus recipe using home grown ingredients which are usually in season together.

Wild Foraging: Mayapples

April 29, 2014 – 6:53 pm

I was so excited when I finally learned what the umbrella-like leaves that are popping up all over the forest floor are. Especially that they have edible fruits!!

Cooked Dandelion Greens

April 3, 2014 – 7:19 am

Dandelions are a great introduction to wild foraging, if you’re new to eating “weeds”.

Keep Ginger Root Fresh For Months

March 25, 2014 – 7:15 pm

I’ve kept my store-bought ginger root fresh for months with this very simple method- no refrigeration necessary!

Navy Bean Pie Dessert

February 19, 2014 – 7:04 pm

You’d never know this pie was made from beans if you weren’t told!

Pickled Onions

February 17, 2014 – 3:01 pm

I ended up with a large harvest of tiny onions, so I thought I’d experiment with preserving them by canning pickled onions. Here’s how they turned out…

Waxing Cheese

February 6, 2014 – 6:13 pm

Waxed cheese can last for years without refrigeration. Here’s how my first waxing experiment went.

Crispy Chicken Tortilla Rolls

February 5, 2014 – 5:05 pm

Quick, easy, and super delicious! Crispy Chicken Tortilla Rolls are one of my family’s favorite meals.

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

January 24, 2014 – 6:00 am

Save money and avoid unhealthy ingredients by making your own homemade cream of chicken soup. You won’t believe how simple it is!

How To Make Seedless Raspberry Jelly {Recipe}

January 1, 2014 – 10:01 am

Here’s an easy way to make delicious, seedless raspberry jelly. This is by far my favorite jelly EVER!

Have You Joined My Canning Forum Yet?

December 10, 2013 – 6:35 am

Here you will find the answers you’ve been seeking, encouragement and support, and even more recipes to try. Here you will find a community of friends and advocates.

Simple Tomato Sauce Canning Recipe, {Plus} Tomato Powder From Scraps

November 20, 2013 – 11:26 am

Learn how to make a delicious, healthy tomato sauce, and can it for years ahead. Plus, make tomato powder with the leftover scraps!

Canning From The Freezer

November 18, 2013 – 7:21 pm

Freezing meat and produce to be canned at your own convenience is a great way to ease the burden of the summer harvest. Here’s what you can freeze for canning, and what doesn’t work so well…

Introducing: At Home Canning For Beginners & Beyond DVD

November 15, 2013 – 11:49 am

It’s finally here! Order your copy today, and start learning how to preserve the harvest year round!

How To Can Beef Stew {Canning Recipe}

October 24, 2013 – 2:00 am

Here’s a tasty way to fill your shelves with an easy heat-and-eat meal!

Roasted Radishes (Greens and All!)

October 23, 2013 – 7:34 pm

Did you know that you can eat the green tops off radishes? Here’s a recipe you might like to try which uses every inch of the plant.