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Root Cellaring Carrots in a Crawl Space

November 10, 2014 – 8:59 am

Here’s how to use your crawl space as a root cellar for storing carrots long term, how to store them and how long you can expect them to last.

Canning Potatoes

October 1, 2014 – 8:58 am

Canning potatoes is a great way to preserve them! Here’s an easy tutorial on how to can potatoes at home.

Pickled Figs Recipe: “Christmas in a Jar”

September 29, 2014 – 7:26 am
Pickled Figs Recipe: “Christmas in a Jar”

These “pickled” figs are canned in a sweet brine of sugar, cinnamon and cloves. They’re better than candy. If you have access to fresh figs, you have got to try this recipe!

How To Freeze Potatoes

July 23, 2014 – 5:47 am

When you have an abundant harvest and don’t have time to can it all at once, freezing is another great option for preserving potatoes.

10+ Reasons To Learn To Can Food Now!

July 22, 2014 – 9:37 pm

Eleven good reasons why you need to start canning NOW. PLUS, a $5 off coupon code for the DVD: At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond. Don’t let fear hold you back from learning this valuable skill.

Cherry Picking: Preserving Cherries, PLUS How To Use Cherry Pits!

June 23, 2014 – 6:48 am

Freezing, dehydrating, canning- so many ways to preserve cherries! You can also use the seeds for many things… just don’t eat them!

How and When To Harvest and Store Carrots

June 15, 2014 – 12:54 pm

Here’s how to know when it’s the right time to harvest your carrots, how to harvest them properly, and what to do with them to keep them fresh longer. Plus, an experiment in cellaring them in a cool crawl space under the house.

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!

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.

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!