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Preserving Collard Greens

October 31, 2011 – 6:15 am

Have an abundance of collards, mustard, turnip, and other mixed greens? Here are three great ways to preserve the harvest: Freezing, Canning, and Dehydrating!

Freezing Leftover Spaghetti

October 10, 2011 – 6:33 pm

Did you know that you can freeze cooked noodles?

Guest Post: Lacto-Fermentation, Baby!

September 14, 2011 – 5:59 pm

My girl Shaye from The Elliott Homestead shares how to lacto-ferment vegetables for long term storage. Very cool.

Guest Post: Chow Chow Recipe

September 9, 2011 – 4:41 am

Ever heard of Chow-Chow? Here’s a canning recipe you gotta try!

How To Dehydrate Carrots

September 5, 2011 – 7:22 pm

Drying carrots isn’t as tricky as it may sound, and they take up MUCH less room than fresh or canned carrots! Here’s how it’s done…

Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop: A Great Place To Dry Herbs Indoors

August 14, 2011 – 5:42 pm

Look where I like to hide my drying herbs. This is a great way to hang bunches and bunches of plants to dry without having them hanging all over your house!

How To Can Squash & Zucchini

July 20, 2011 – 6:53 am

Summer squash and zucchini are so super easy to can. And so pretty too! You’ll have a taste of summer all winter long!

How To Harvest & Preserve Basil

July 11, 2011 – 8:56 pm

So you’ve got a beautiful basil plant growing… now what do you do? Here are some tips for harvesting leaves, and a few ways to preserve your harvest for future use.

How To Can Chicken Broth (Chicken Broth Recipe)

July 7, 2011 – 7:53 pm

I finally tried making homemade chicken broth, and then canning it, for the first time! Let me tell you… it is SO easy, and super, super good!! Way better than store bought. There’s no going back now!!

Let The Canning Begin!

June 30, 2011 – 3:04 pm

Time to break out the canners and blow the dust off. It’s harvest time!

Canning With Dehydrated Foods

June 29, 2011 – 7:20 am

The recipe called for fresh green peppers and a rib of celery… but all I had were dehydrated ones from last year. Could I substitute them in? See what I discovered…

Honeysuckle Jelly Recipe

May 14, 2011 – 3:40 pm

I love this stuff!! It’s pretty awesome to go pick wild flowers in our backyard and make a delicious jelly from them. Even the kids had fun gathering the sweet honeysuckles!

How To Can Orange Juice

January 16, 2011 – 8:37 pm

This may be the only place where you will find a recipe for canning fresh orange juice. And there’s a good reason why…

How To Can Bread. Quick Breads That Is.

January 6, 2011 – 9:00 pm

Talk about a GREAT convenience food!! Fresh tasting quick breads straight from your shelf for up to a year. And you don’t even have to have a canner to do this!!

How To Bake A Pumpkin

January 4, 2011 – 7:55 pm

Yes, there is actually more you can do with those decorative Fall pumpkins than just use them as a center piece! Cook and puree them for fresh pumpkin bread and pies year round!

Is It Safe To Can Your Homemade Chili, Soups, and Stews?

January 2, 2011 – 8:33 pm

Do you can your own homemade soups and chili? Or do you tend to stick to a tried-and-true recipe straight out of a canning book?