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Simple and Delicious Deer Jerky Recipe

November 23, 2016 – 1:00 am

I’ll share with you my favorite way to marinade venison to make delicious deer jerky. You’ll love how simple and easy it is!

How To Freeze Strawberries

May 15, 2015 – 12:23 pm

Freezing strawberries is a great way to quickly preserve an abundant harvest to enjoy for months ahead!

Root Cellaring Carrots in a Crawl Space

November 10, 2014 – 8:59 am
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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.

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
ginger root

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

Waxing Cheese

February 6, 2014 – 6:13 pm
waxed cheese

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

How To Freeze Shredded Zucchini For Quick Breads

July 8, 2013 – 7:24 pm
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Here’s a great way to preserve fresh zucchini to make delicious quick breads at your convenience.

How To Freeze Cabbage

June 20, 2013 – 2:22 pm
freezing cabbage

Here’s an easy way to preserve a fresh head of cabbage by freezing it to use year round!

How To Freeze Apples and Pears

December 6, 2012 – 7:17 am
how to freeze pears

Here’s how to keep sliced apples and pears from turning brown before placing them in the freezer.

How To Get Rid of Weevils In The House

October 30, 2012 – 8:50 am
how to get rid of weevils

When crunching noises are coming from your closet, you know that’s a BAAAAAD sign.

How To Freeze Tomatoes

July 26, 2012 – 5:37 am
how to freeze tomatoes

Here’s a great way to keep your tomatoes until you have enough to can!

Preserving Collard Greens

October 31, 2011 – 6:15 am
fresh picked mixed greens

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
freezing spaghetti

Did you know that you can freeze cooked noodles?

Guest Post: Lacto-Fermentation, Baby!

September 14, 2011 – 5:59 pm
lacto fermentation

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

How To Dehydrate Carrots

September 5, 2011 – 7:22 pm
dehydrating carrots

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…