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10+ Reasons To Learn To Can Food Now!

July 22, 2014 – 9:37 pm
At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond

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.

Sautéed Squash and Onions

July 13, 2014 – 5:26 pm
squash and onions

A quick, easy, and delicious way to eat squash fresh from the garden. Even for squash-haters like me.

Making A Garden Cookbook

June 23, 2014 – 8:01 am
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Creating a garden cookbook was my answer to figuring out how to use our fresh garden produce without ever getting bored of eating the same thing.

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

June 23, 2014 – 6:48 am
cherries

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
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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.

Wilted Lettuce Salad (Hot Lettuce)

May 30, 2014 – 8:57 am
Wilted Lettuce Salad

Here’s another GREAT way to use up a bunch of fresh lettuce fast! It’s a new favorite for us.

Lettuce Soup.

May 28, 2014 – 5:33 am
fresh garden produce

I know. Doesn’t sound very tasty, does it? You’d be surprised at what a few key ingredients can do though! This soup is a great way to quickly use up an abundance of fresh lettuce, and make it into a hearty meal.

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

May 16, 2014 – 5:28 pm
sauteed spinach

A super easy and delicious way to use a bunch of fresh spinach straight from the garden.

Roasted Asparagus with Radish and Chive Butter

May 5, 2014 – 5:55 pm
asparagus

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

Wild Foraging: Mayapples

April 29, 2014 – 6:53 pm
Mayapple

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
Dandelion leaves cooked

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
ginger root

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
Navy Bean Pie

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

How To Can Pickled Onions

February 17, 2014 – 3:01 pm
canning pickled onions

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

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
crispy chicken tortilla rolls

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