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Top 5 Homesteading and Farming Books for Beginners
After reading a couple of books, I feel I now know enough that in a few weeks I’ll be buying less of certain vegetables at the Farmer’s Market.
Three Ways to Store Chicken for Hectic Days or Emergencies
Something as simple as a sick child can throw your daily schedule into a frenzy. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to provide a sick or stressed friend with a home-cooked meal on a moment’s notice – and without neglecting your responsibilities to your own family.
DIY Onion Relish
Tip: a wide-mouth jar makes it easier to spoon out the biggest dollop of relish you’ve ever had so that you can get that hot dog in your mouth in record time.
Pickling Zukes and Jalapenos
Looking for a way to use those homegrown zucchinis and jalapenos? These recipes are delicious, easy, and healthy – you gotta try them!
25 Ways to Use Canning Jar Lids
You may have realized that we here at Untrained Housewife love all things Mason Jars… ahem… 25 Ways to Use a Mason Jar… But what do you do with the extra canning jar lids? I will tell you exactly what you can do with them….
How to Pickle Watermelon Rinds
I really hate to see food go to waste, and as I was cutting up a watermelon this year, I thought what a waste it was to put the watermelon rinds in the trash. I don’t have chickens anymore, and I don’t have a compost, so I really do feel like I am wasting them […]
60 Amazing Carrot Recipes
For those of you who are growing your own carrots, or who score some delicious carrots at a great price, you might be wondering how to use them! No worries – I’ve got an amazing round up for you with some great recipes from top food bloggers as well as great contributions from Untrained Housewife. […]
Homemade Canned Apple Butter
On a recent visit to my grandmother’s house, I received a special canning request. My grandmother had a couple of apple trees that were full of ripe apples, and she wanted apple butter. Normally, my grandmother makes my family apple butter, applesauce, and canned apples, and she gives them to family members for Christmas. I […]
Bread and Butter Pickles
I’ve been wanting to make my great-grandmother’s recipe for bread and butter pickles. Her recipe takes two full days to make. I think that’s a lot of work now, so I can’t imagine how it was done before refrigeration, fancy kitchen appliances, and most of all air conditioning. I decided to do a very similar […]
Ingredients: * 4 cups of cubed watermelon = 2 cups watermelon juice * 4 cups of sugar * 4 tablespoons of lemon juice * 1 pouch of liquid pectin (3 oz.) Quantity: ~4 half pint jars Directions: First, start your jars and lids heating in a hot water bath. (They’ll need to heat for at […]
Chocolate Mint Simple Syrup
This summer, I planted some chocolate mint in my garden. I love the smell of fresh mint, and chocolate mint is one of my favorite flavored mint varieties. If you’re not aware, mint grows quickly and loves to spread. I placed my mint in containers to help keep it from taking over my garden. Still, […]