Preserving doesn’t have to be intimidating! This complete canning guide addresses frequently-asked questions and common misinformation. What is food acidity? What about hot vs. raw pack? How should I sterilize jars and lids? What basic gear is needed? And much more besides! With links to resources and plenty of solid information, this post will give […]
As a new gardener, I often found the task of growing prize winning tomatoes and succulent melons very daunting. Can I say succulent melons here? Get your head out of the gutter! Gardening has never come naturally to me. But I learn and grow each and every year. I finally began to master tomatoes by […]
Fresh spring spinach is one of the earliest vegetable that are ready to harvest from the garden. Let me teach you how to cut spinach! I also have a few tips for preserving it. Let’s chat!
In my mind, no summer is complete without red, luscious raspberries! When harvest season rolls around, I have a difficult time actually using them. A winter freezer without whole, frozen raspberries is like a bank account without money! I usually talk myself into sacrificing half the berries for a few cordials, a batch or two […]
29 Reasons why you should be using a steam canner! These canners have been recently approved by the USDA and are a huge time saver.
Freezer space is at a premium on our homestead! When I finally invested in a pressure canner I couldn’t have been more excited. While it may seem intimidating, canning your own bone broth is actually a simple process. And in the end you’ll have a shelf stable nourishing food for you and your family.