Why can butter when it freezes so beautifully? Well, there are about a bajillion reasons, but I’ll share with you some of the ones that are most important to me. Power outtages won’t effect the quality soft butter is always at hand, and you don’t have to deal with the cold hard butter on bread […]
This is the season for strawberries!!! I am so excited, because my family can easily consume them at a rate of 4 pounds an hour…really! And, since they are in season, they are abundant, on sale, and sooo good! Today, I am going to show you one way to preserve this wonderful fruit by making […]
Learning a new skill like dehydrating can raise many questions–like this one. How long do you dehydrate things for? Can you over dehydrate?
Did you know? Salt preserves foods by creating a hostile environment for certain microorganisms. Within foods, salt brine dehydrates bacterial cells, alters osmotic pressure and inhibits bacterial growth and subsequent spoilage. Salting fish made long-range explorations possible in the age of sailing ships.
It was time to begin harvesting our sweet basil crop – this year I picked up a cheap dehydrator (not the brand I want for long-term use but it will work for now) to make preserving herbs a lot easier. Harvest basil in the morning when essential oils are the most concentrated in the leaves. […]
As warm weather approaches, I must make some tough decisions about which varieties, and how many plants to sow in the garden. Thinking ahead to the bounty of summer’s cucumbers and cabbage, here are a few easy recipes for naturally fermenting your own cabbage and sauerkraut.