Canning & Kitchen

Finding the Best Pumpkins for Pies
September 21, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen

What are the best pumpkins for pies? Well… it’s not even a pumpkin… depending on your definition of “pumpkin.”

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Fun and Flavorful Garlic Scapes Recipes

Garlic scapes are the long, green flowering tops of garlic that have been planted in the ground. The first in my list of favorite garlic scapes recipes was pretty simple: cutting up fresh garlic scapes on homemade pizza.

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Make Garlic Powder by Dehydrating Garlic
September 5, 2022 · · Canning & Kitchen

There is no need to let garlic go to waste once it begins to show signs of aging. Learn how to make garlic powder by dehydrating garlic cloves.

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Preserving Sweet Corn

Whether you’ve grown it yourself or found a wonderful deal at your local farmers market, fresh sweet corn is an absolute delight! This is a guide to preserving sweet corn.

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Preserving Peaches for Easy, Delicious Desserts

50 pounds of peaches is a decent amount of fruit to preserve, but we managed it. So how do you go about preserving all those peaches?

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Making Fruit-Scrap Vinegar

Don’t toss your fruit scraps, use them to make vinegar. My excursion into fruit vinegar came after canning peaches, pears, and apples. I looked at the scraps and decided to play with the garbage.

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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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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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