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How To Make A Cheese Press

September 8, 2010 – 8:54 pm

You don’t have to have fresh cow’s or goat’s milk to make cheese. Even store bought milk will do. So gather your supplies, and build an inexpensive cheese press with me!

How To Can Pear Preserves & Pear Glaze

September 7, 2010 – 7:50 pm
How To Can Pear Preserves

Oh my goodness, these pear preserves are INCREDIBLE!!!

Must. Get. More. Pears!

How To Can Sweet Pickle Relish

September 3, 2010 – 6:17 pm
How To Can Sweet Pickle Relish

This stuff is really good for making chicken salad or tuna salad sandwiches especially!

Black Mold On Onions

August 29, 2010 – 7:30 pm
black mold on onion

It’s name is Aspergillus Black Mold. And it destroyed my whole harvest of onions.

How To Can Peaches & Newbie Canning Mistakes

August 12, 2010 – 8:07 pm
home canned peaches

A step-by-step on how to can peaches… and a little more of what NOT to do!

How Many Peaches Are In A Bushel?

August 10, 2010 – 6:24 pm

We bought a ton of peaches tonight from a local grower. Actually, we bought a bushel from him. That’s a lot of peaches, but I’d love to get my hands on even more!

Where To Find Wheat Berries For Long Term Food Storage

August 8, 2010 – 7:09 pm
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Now that you know what wheat berries are, and how to use them, it’s time to go out and buy some so that you can make your own fresh flour at home! Here’s where to go to find wheat in your area.

How To Freeze Corn

July 15, 2010 – 9:40 pm
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Freezing corn is a great way to preserve that fresh taste. Just make sure you do it the right way, with these easy steps.

Pressure Canning For Beginners!

July 8, 2010 – 6:34 am
pressure canning

Here’s a video I made demonstrating how to use a pressure canner. Watch how simple it really is!

How To Make Apple Pectin: Easier Said Than Done!

July 1, 2010 – 8:19 pm
apple pectin

Here’s how they did it back in the old days!

How You Can Score Some Free Canning Jars

June 26, 2010 – 5:29 am

Did you know that some store bought items come in glass jars that you can re-use for your canning?

How To Can Green Beans

June 24, 2010 – 6:56 am
canning green beans

My first batch of home canned green beans. Here’s how to do it! But, was it worth all of the time and effort?…

How To Can Bread & Butter Pickles

June 18, 2010 – 5:30 pm
bread and butter pickles

These are my FAVORITE kind of pickles to eat!!

How To Can Venison

June 6, 2010 – 5:43 pm
canned venison

Super easy to make, and smells delicious!!

How To Can Cheese And Butter

May 29, 2010 – 5:07 am
canning cheese

Here’s a great way to preserve butter or cheese that you found on sale! Better yet, make your own butter or cheese, and can it!

How To Store Wheat (Wheat Berries)

January 14, 2010 – 8:46 pm
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My first peak at wheat berries, and a step-by-step on how to store them.