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 […]
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 […]
They key to a successful vegetable garden is good planning. Our goal is to feed ourselves year round, from our own food production. The garden is the main contributor to our food supply and as such a well rounded plan makes it possible for us to develop an accurate budget for food. This guide walks […]
Take advantage of carrot harvests from your garden or the abundance at the farmers market to stock your pantry shelves with home canned carrots. Click on the link below to see how easy it is.
If you’re like me, you can’t go to the grocers daily. You go every week or two. Sadly that means many of our pricey foods spoil or just lose their “freshness” between shopping days. Proper storage of your common food items will increase their freshness duration and prevent premature spoiling. Discover how to store these […]
Have you been wanting to start canning and preserving food, but you are worried about the cost of equipment and the time involved in the actual process? Let me help you break it all down with five easy tips that will take the fear out of canning and get you started. Fresh vegetables in the […]