Every winter, I plan my garden. It takes days and I love every minute of it. What to plant and how much of each vegetable to plant. It’s one of my favourite winter hobbies, as I sit in my comfy chair by the stove with a cup of tea in hand. I don’t need to […]
Preserve your seasonal peaches with a simple syrup and some rum!
So, just how many chickens does it take to feed a family for a year? How much chicken fits into a quart jar? How do we feed our hens right so that they give us tasty meat and eggs? I’m so glad you asked!
I’ll admit, I’ve never had kimchi before. I’ve heard too many horror stories about the “rotting cabbage” and how stinky it was. Admittedly, I was also clinging to the childhood disgust of sauerkraut until the hubby re-introduced me to it and we made our own. I figured I should at least give our homemade spicy […]
Using salt to preserve meat was a widely used method well up until the 19th century. Salt is used to inhibit the growth of microorganisms by pulling all the water out of each cell within a piece of meat. Salted meat and fish are still staples in many parts of the world, such as the […]
It’s almost time to start wondering where you’re going to put your bountiful blackberry harvest for the winter. As soon as the berries start to appear, I begin thinking about how I’m going to make them last through the winter. Here are some fantastic ideas on ways to preserve blackberries. I hope you’ll find something […]