With blueberries in full abundance for only a short time, gathering as many as possible and preserving blueberries for the winter is a must in our family. We use them in smoothies, oatmeal, granola, in pies, or on top of ice cream as well as flavoring kefir and kombucha all winter long. If you are […]
The weather is getting warmer and that means more outdoor family activities, cookouts, and watching your favorite sports. Making this delicious beer mustard goes great with brats hot off the grill, a dip for a yummy soft pretzel or crispy chicken tenders. And as this is a water bath canning recipe, you can have this […]
What’s the difference between a preserve and marmalade? Is it easier to make jam or jelly? What tools do I need in my kitchen to get started? If you find yourself wondering some of these things, you’re not alone. Many products are derived from fruit and I’ve always been a little confused by the differences […]
One of the benefits of having an abundance of a particular veggie or fruit is that you feel a bit more comfortable experimenting with recipes. Not meaning to sound wasteful but if I am staring at two bushels of apples that have been gifted to me by my generous son, I feel a bit of […]
Learn to pressure can dried beans (legumes) with this step-by-step guide, so that you have them available for a quick meal!
I love butternut squash. Roast and eat with butter. Chop, boil, drain, eat with butter. Mash and eat with butter. Yum. (I may kinda have a thing for butter too…) This fall I came across several sales for organic butternut squash, so I loaded up. If you have a root cellar, squash will store for […]