Canning is something most newbies want to do but are intimidated by the thought of actually doing it. Their imaginations go into overdrive and they worry about things breaking, blowing up, or any number of other calamities happening. There’s a learning curve that can turn some people away, thinking it’s too complicated for them. The […]
Wondering about pressure canning? You’re not alone – lots of people are learning how to stock their pantries. We do lots of canning each year and enjoy eating our own homegrown food in the winter. Fruits, vegetables, meats, soups – the list goes on. Here’s how I process vegetables – lots of photos and there […]
The perfect blend of garden fresh vegetables to make the best salsa you’ll ever eat. Mild and delicious, this black bean and corn salsa will be a favorite for your family and friends. You’re going to want to make a lot of this, it runs out quickly!
We recently (finally) purchased a stove for the new house and I am thrilled to be able to cook and bake normally again. The only catch is it’s propane and not electric. We chose it on purpose and I don’t have any problems with cooking on propane but canning was a whole new game. I […]
There are two schools of thought when it comes to preserving food: canning and freezing. Some only can, others only freeze, I prefer a combination. I will freeze certain vegetables (corn, broccoli), but for a majority of my preserving I prefer canning. Although it is a little more time consuming, I like being able to […]
Freshly harvested string beans are one of my favorite vegetables. The first year I started my garden, I planted a lot of different types of bush and pole beans. I loved the different colors and shapes. I may have gone a little bit overboard. String beans are very productive and you may find yourself overwhelmed […]