August proved to be a very busy month especially for harvesting. It seems that fall showed up early in Oregon this year and went from very green and growing and quickly changing to brown, blustery and falling leaves. From harvesting zucchini tomatillos in our crop garden, to preserving, life and death on the farm along […]
There are many types of food preservation out there for long term food storage. Canning, vacuum sealing, etc. I am sharing 4 types today. Canning and Dehydrating are my usual choices. There are two more I bet you didn’t think of…
Many of you have emailed me asking for information about canning at home. I want to oblige, but with only a couple of years under my belt, I don’t feel comfortable teaching you all how to can at home. There are a lot of safety considerations involved with canning. I mentioned before in Water Bath […]
Did you know you can freeze peppers? Yes! But what is the best practice? Do you cut? Dice? Slice? Do peppers need to be blanched first? How long do they last in the freezer? Here’s everything you need to know right here.
After harvesting 300 carrots it was preservation time. I choose to shred some of the carrots and freeze them in batches measured ahead of time for my favorite carrot cake that I make once a month. Click the link for a picture tutorial on how to freeze shredded carrots.
We’re all starting to think about canning, freezing, dehydrating and other food preservation methods like mad right now. Which you pick depends on a few things–like what you’re preserving, where you live, and what situation you are preparing for. Here are some things to ponder before you pick how to put it all up.