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.
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!
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. […]
Can’t Live Without Tomato Powder
You can probably imagine what was going through my head when I found myself in the grocery store looking at the rows of tomato paste that I so desperately needed for dinner that night. “Golly gee whiz! I know I can do that!” I shrugged my shoulders and bought it anyway. The teeny cans of […]
Easy and Delicious Refrigerator Pickles
Canning intimidates me. I’ve been told many times that is SHOULDN’T…. but alas, I’m still intimidated. Enter the refrigerator pickle. We had a bumper crop of cucumbers this year and I didn’t know what to do with them. I learned about refrigerator pickles and I haven’t looked back. They are simple, quick and the best […]
How to Make Apricot Jam
Home Canned Peaches
Start With Small, Fresh PeachesIdeally, the peaches will be picked right off the tree. More realistically, they will be purchased at a farmer’s market or the local grocery store. Be sure they are fully ripe, but still fairly firm. The heat of processing the peaches will cause them to soften. To can peaches whole, the […]