Canning is not the only method for preserving those giant backyard garden harvests every summer. We here at the homestead love to dehydrate fruits and vegetables as well. Dehydrated foods are perfect for backpacking and camping meals, having an easy backup food sources for when you have gone though all your canned goods, and also […]
If you are lucky enough to grow your own or find whole pineapples on sale like we did, then go ahead and make this delicious pineapple jam. This recipe is great and perfectly made safe for water bath canning so you can enjoy it all year long. Although, it may not last until your next […]
With all the strawberries we have coming from the garden…well, there’s only so many jars of jam and sheet pans full of frozen berries one can handle. What’s next? Strawberry vinegar. It’s a simple and delicious way to use up the extra berries with the two benefits…1) it won’t go bad, and 2) winter salads […]
We have several bags of hot peppers in the freezer, which makes it easy to keep our favorite hot sauce on-hand. We spend the autumn working through an enormous batch bottled in the summer when the peppers get ripe. This sauce has more than great kick– the flavor is well rounded and delicious. We use […]
Here are two recipes to help you enjoy and preserve the goodness of fresh peaches!