Canning & Kitchen

What You Can, and Can’t, Can
August 12, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen

Just about anything you would grow in your garden may be preserved by canning. Only a few foods cannot be safely canned at all, some may be canned in one form but not another, and still others don’t hold up well under the prolonged heat of processing.

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An Easier Way of Making Tomato Sauce From Scratch
August 5, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites You’ve mastered how to care for tomato plants. Now you want a tomato canning recipe, or just an easier way of making tomato sauce from scratch. Would …

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Food Preservation Methods for an Abundant Tomato Harvest
August 5, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites As an herbalist, I’m always thinking of ways to use the abundance of herbs this time of year. Couple that with a huge tomato harvest and it’s …

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Fermenting Sauerkraut at Home

Sauerkraut translates literally to “sour cabbage.” Fermenting sauerkraut has been happening for hundreds of years. While we typically think of Germany as the kraut-eating capitol, France actually surpasses Germany in the average consumption of sauerkraut, but don’t tell anybody that I told you that.

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Selling Homemade Food: Laws and Considerations
August 5, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen

Cottage food law is the legal permission or ban on selling homemade food. And it’s gotten a lot of attention lately. Within the past few years, states have either tightened or loosened their laws concerning who can sell their breads, pickles, and jellies; and the ways they can go about doing it.

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It’s Time To Preserve Your Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most common plants grown in backyard gardens. Everyone loves fresh tomatoes picked from their own vine, but if you planted more than one plant, chances are you are drowning in them by now.

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Wild Violet Recipes

Wild wood violets are one of the harbingers of spring. Here are some tasty ways to enjoy this beautiful bounty of spring.

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Summer Green Smoothie Recipes

Whether making a green smoothie or adding summer greens to a fruit smoothie, these blended concoctions are healthy and revitalizing.

The last year or so of high school through college, a close group of friends and I would go rollerblading or bike riding along the river.

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DIY Seasoning Blends

I’d like to share a few of my favorite homemade seasoning blends, including ideas on what to grow yourself.

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Pressure Canning Kale and Other Greens

Pressure canning kale and other greens leave your freezer space available for other things that aren’t as well-suited for canning. If you’re like me, you fill up your garden beds to maximum capacity and then have trouble keeping up with all of the summer bounties!

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Springtime Rhubarb Pie

The first fresh pie filling available in my part of Wisconsin is rhubarb. It’s ready to pull at 8 to 10 inches tall.

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Treasured Coffee Cakes

Springtime is sure busy here on our little patch of heaven, and I look forward to the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer!

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A Homemade Dandelion Wine Recipe
May 11, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites This dandelion wine recipe all started with violets. I know that might seem like a strange statement, but violets were my introduction to foraging. My neighbor introduced me …

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Jamming with Rhubarb

Add to Favorites By Allison Carroll I love rhubarb season. Here in Maine, where I live with my family in an old farmhouse on a few acres, rhubarb is one …

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5 Best Rural Rice Recipes

Rice is extremely versatile and a rice recipe can go with just about any cuisine. According to Ricepedia, more than half of the world’s population (or 3.5 billion people) derive 20% of their daily calorie intake from rice — and for good reason.

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