I love the taste of fresh, summertime melons. Unfortunately, melons are not in season year long. This summer, I sought out jelly recipes that featured some of my favorite summertime melons. Since jellies keep for a year, it’s an easy way to bring that favorite, summertime fruit into the cold of winter. A lot of […]
I love peaches. Plain and simple. And making peach butter to add to toast, muffins, or even stirred in oatmeal is just a delicious way to enjoy the fresh picked peach taste year ’round. Today, I am going to share with you how to get started making and canning your own peach butter. First, […]
It’s great to challenge yourself to learn new homesteading skills – something many people call reskilling. But when you’re starting out it can be tough to know exactly what to do. Here are some resources to help you learn how to can and preserve your food. Can it Forward Workshop From Ball Something that Ball […]
For your freshly harvested, ripe plums, here’s an easy way to can plums and preserve them for later use.
This year is all about embracing the journey and I’ve been doing that a lot for myself, and trying to encourage you guys to do the same. One of the things I’m doing is stepping outside my comfort zone and tackling new ways of food preservation by canning at home without my mother-in-law helping me. […]
Here’s a master list of Untrained Housewife Recipes and Tutorials for preserving food – canning, freezing and dehydrating. If you have a favorite canning or freezer recipe you would like to add to the index please email firstname.lastname@example.org Canning Basics and Tutorials How to Get Started Canning – A Supply List Canning Safety Tips for […]
Homemade canned peaches with a light syrup instead of a full sugar syrup are my favorite. Not only can I capture the sweetness of peaches, but I can make sure I’m not OVER-sweetening them. I found a recipe for spiced peaches and directions for canning peach slices in the Ball Canning Blue Book and used […]
There was a conversation about making jelly the other day on social media. Someone wanted to make jelly, but it was a hot day and she really wasn’t feeling up to it. Jellies and jams can certainly be challenging in hot weather IF they are made in the traditional way.
Peaches! Is there any flavor more full of summer sunshine and good feelings than the freshly picked peach? This is a great recipe for canning herbed peaches to enhance the flavor of your jam or preserves. With the addition of rosemary – one of my favorite herbs – I don’t think you could get this […]
Like so many of us with gardens, you are probably gazing at those tomatoes just waiting for them to turn red. Well wait no longer! Green tomatoes don’t have to sit on the vine, and you can do more than fry them. Enjoy this unique relish called Piccalilli, from Backyard Homestead Adventure. I never even knew […]
I love asparagus, but since the full harvest comes in over the course of just a few too-short weeks, you may find yourself with more asparagus harvested than you can eat immediately. That’s why this recipe is such a perfect addition to the Eating Garden Fresh series — you can preserve the asparagus through a […]