Lori learned to oven can her dry goods to keep them safe from mice this winter, and in the process linked a young man with his great-grandfather.
An abnormal fear of accidentally poisoning people from home canning mistakes has kept me from trying to preserve my garden and farmers' market goodies. This season, I've decided to overcome my fears and test the waters.
This is an initial post introducing some of our local farmers and the great, creative ways they are promoting their farm products.
M-C's newest post has some peach canning tips as well as a few questions for her readers.
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
What better destination than farm and wine country!
Old, old canning jars and how they worked, or didn’t.
Let me share with you the finer nuances of canning using recipes that have been handed through the generations.
An easy way to make beautiful and tasty pumpkin pickles.
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
I canned apple pie filling using the apples from our 'urban foraging' expeditions.
Some of the varieties of free fruits available for the taking. All it takes is a little time, a little work, and some scouting of the area for what grows in your neck of the woods.
Rhubarb is a gift that keeps on giving!