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.
What better destination than farm and wine country!
Canning jam is an easy way to get your feet wet if you are a beginning canner. They are practically foolproof and don't take long or require any experience. Best of all, they taste delicious!
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
M-C's newest post has some peach canning tips as well as a few questions for her readers.
Old, old canning jars and how they worked, or didn’t.
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.
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
An easy way to make beautiful and tasty pumpkin pickles.
I canned apple pie filling using the apples from our 'urban foraging' expeditions.
Let me share with you the finer nuances of canning using recipes that have been handed through the generations.
It's tomato picking time on our homestead. What better way to preserve the harvest than canned salsa?
Rhubarb is a gift that keeps on giving!
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.
This blog is about handling “suprise” guests on your farm - something new to a city girl. It gives you a quick, simple and traditional recipe to have on hand for unexpected guests.