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 […]
Growing up in an Italian household, the only tomato sauce we were aware of was the homemade kind. When I began growing a garden of my own, one of the first things I learned to can was tomato sauce from homegrown tomatoes. Visit the link below for the recipe and tutorial:
Freshly harvested string beans are one of my favorite vegetables. The first year I started my garden, I planted a lot of different types of bush and pole beans. I loved the different colors and shapes. I may have gone a little bit overboard. String beans are very productive and you may find yourself overwhelmed […]
This pickled garlic recipe is simple and tasty! Now that my garlic is planted in the garden I am already planning to make pickled garlic. Not only is pickled garlic a mellow, tasty addition to recipes it is actually a health food that can boost your immune system (garlic is a natural antibiotic). Using pickled […]
Canning mandarin oranges is one of the easiest waterbath canning projects. The hardest part is simply removing the bitter white pith from the orange orbs before popping them into a can and processing them — whole or in slices. This recipe is frugal, fun, healthy, and perfect for saving a bit of sunshine (and vitamin […]