There is something comforting about having enough food to feed your family for quite a while should the need arise. Growing and preserving enough food to get through a year is a lot of work. It takes organization and discipline to do it. The rewards and benefits that you receive at the end of all […]
During the gardening season, you will see it. Gardens are all around, and many are producing wonderfully, tasty treats already. You have heard of a Farmer’s Market, but have you ever been to a Produce Auction? Here are some tips and tricks on how to survive a produce auction.
As we place the final batch of canning on our pantry shelves, I have to admit that my heart is filled with pride over what is before me. Row after row of colorful jars (472 of them) have been filled with this seasons bounty of organic heirloom produce. Onions, garlic and herbs hang from rafters […]
How to can pickled garlic scapes.
When my garden starts producing I grab my Pickles & Relishes book for my favorite recipes! I don’t have many cookbooks and this is the only canning book I own. I do love pickled foods and there are so many veggies that you can pickle that I use it endlessly all summer. Beginning with pickled […]
In this show I had the privilege to interview Karen and James Christian of Swiss Hills Ferments. They are a wealth of information when it comes to fermenting, preserving, making cheese, aging cheese, yogurt, curing meats, making beer and so much more.