Did you know the history of home canning is really a war story? Or actually, a many-wars story. Napolean’s war, the Crimean war, the American Civil war and the Franco-Prussian war, all helped develop the art and science of canning. An army marches on it’s stomach and canned tins full of food helped these armies […]
Preserving Vegetables to Last All Winter Long You’ve spent months planning, planting, growing, watering, fertilizing and now your garden is producing baskets of fresh vegetables you can start preserving. bet you agree there’s nothing like the flavor of homegrown vegetables along with the satisfaction you get every time you walk through your garden. But now […]
Yesterday was crazy in the kitchen. It is the beginning of true harvest season and that means pleasure in the kitchen with efforts going towards yields that will be enjoyed for months to come. Food prep, drying, freezing, canning, composting, seed saving……all were going on yesterday in our kitchen. Let me give you a flavor […]
Canning homemade tea as a concentrate makes whipping out a pitcher of tea for a last minute get-together super easy. Just add water and go! Learn how to do it safely with this tutorial!
Canning your freshly grown produce is a very cost effective way to preserve the harvest and feed your family wholesome home grown food year round. You just need a few, inexpensive canning supplies to get you started. Don’t be intimidated by the canning process. In many cases, it’s really just a matter of boiling your […]
Summer is the season of tomatoes! But the abundance of fruit won’t last long. Take advantage of the harvest all year long by learning how to preserve tomatoes. Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown by home gardeners. And often, during the peak of the season, a gardener’s kitchen counter will be covered with pounds […]