When we were at the pumpkin patch last weekend, the farm stand was selling the last of the season’s tomatoes. They weren’t so good for eating fresh but would have been perfect for canning or making sauce. I didn’t buy any because I am done canning tomatoes but it did remind me that I never [...]
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When I was pregnant with Carys Áine I craved tomatoes all the time. Luckily she’s a November baby so in the months before she was born ripe tomatoes were everywhere. There were several evenings when Mike ate ice cream and I had a bowl full of tomatoes from the garden with a little salt and [...]
Hands down, the best thing about preserving my own food is that I’m able to make fabulous flavor combinations that I can’t easily find in stores. I don’t want to pay premium prices for gourmet canned goods when I can easily make them myself. This weekend I’ve been making a lot of peach jam and [...]
Mike and I recently got 5 pounds of basil. Combine that with the large amount we have growing in our backyard and we are swimming in basil. Five pounds of basil is a lot. We had bowls and buckets of basil in the kitchen and more stuffed in the fridge. Good thing I love basil. [...]
Sugar in my peanut butter? Artificial flavors in my salad dressing? Red #5 in my barbecue sauce? BPA in the linings of canned food? No thanks! It’s better for the environment, my family’s health and my wallet to make from scratch some of the common items found in pantries across America. Click over to the [...]
I made peppermint marshmallows last night and they turned out better than I even imagined! Dense but light at the same time, squishy and chewy and so much better than those at the store! I read a lot of different recipes and blog posts about marshmallow making and I want to put all the good [...]