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TAG : Preserving

Storing the Harvest

Row after row of jewel toned fruits and vegetables line the canning room shelves.   Bags of halved peppers, green beans, peas, and corn fill the freezer along with foraged berries from the wild part of our land.  Dried tomatoes, herbs, and shelled beans fill colorful jars on the kitchen ...

Jeweled Jars: The Usual and Unusual Suspects

 What unique foods do you “put up” at the end of the growing season?  Which garden jewels merit jar space on your pantry shelves?  Read on to learn about some of our favorites.I love flowers, especially the edible ones!  And they make their way into my preserving recipes.  Lavender ...

Too Many Tomatoes! Ideas on Preserving the Tomato Harvest

When I think of summer, one of the first things that comes to mind is the taste of vine-ripened tomatoes, straight from the garden, often gobbled up before I even get back to the kitchen. Much like everyone else, when I first started our vegetable garden, tomatoes were at the top of the list. ...

Table for One

Gardening for a one-person home is sometimes more daunting than planting for a huge family. It’s hard to know what to do with an abundance of produce that you simply cannot eat before it goes bad, especially if you’re a better gardener than you are a cook. And there are only so many ...

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