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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!

How To Can Dilly Beans

July 6, 2012 – 5:30 pm
Flowering Dill Heads

Here’s another great way to preserve green beans… pickle them!

Our Harvest & A Recipe For Canning Green Beans

July 2, 2012 – 6:23 am
Curried Green Beans (canning recipe)

My garden has FINALLY produced enough green beans that I won’t have to buy any to can this year! Yay!! I even have enough to play with. Anyone have any favorite green bean recipes to share?! Here’s one you might like to try…

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.

Guest Post: Chow Chow Recipe

September 9, 2011 – 4:41 am
chow chow recipe

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

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…

A Great Place To Dry Herbs Indoors

August 14, 2011 – 5:42 pm
hanging herbs to dry

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
how to can squash

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.

Canning With Dehydrated Foods

June 29, 2011 – 7:20 am
sweet pickle relish recipe

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…

How To Can Honeysuckle Jelly

May 14, 2011 – 3:40 pm
Honeysuckle Jelly

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
canning orange juice

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
canned pumpkin bread

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!!

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

January 2, 2011 – 8:33 pm
Vegatable Beef Stew

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?