Today is the 28th of September, and we have snow flurries. I don't expect much to come of it; I'm just not ready for winter to start this early. The first official day of fall was just last week, and our leaves haven't even changed colors yet. That's just life in Northern Idaho. Expect the … Continue reading Snow in September!
All can goods on the shelf in the grocery store can be done at home. When I was younger, the only canned food I ever saw my mom produce in our kitchen was peaches, pears, and jam. I grew up thinking only large corporations had the secret of canned goods placed for our modern convenience … Continue reading How to Pressure Can Green Beans is a Snap!
My wife's tomato sauce is a great treat! She preserves the taste of our beautiful garden fresh tomatoes throughout the year. When September rolls around, we can see a variety of heirloom tomatoes entering the kitchen for processing. Store bought tomatoes don’t even come close to the taste of a fresh tomato off the vine in … Continue reading How to Can Tomato Sauce the Easy Way
What to do with all the zucchini the garden produces each year? You can let it go to waste, or you can preserve it, so the crisp taste of your garden can be with you long after the season is over. The challenge for most people who garden is how to preserve your harvest, so … Continue reading How to Can Zesty Zucchini Pickles
Our Garden this year was great and I was able to preserve much of our harvest. The best thing about gardening for me is the taste of your vegetables. There is nothing like it!!! Fresh carrots and tomatoes from the garden is the BEST! This year I grew lemon cucumbers, which I enjoyed much. Each … Continue reading The Taste of Fresh Food
When my husband and I were living in a town of less than 100 people in Central Oregon, I tasted my first home canned dill pickle. To say the least, I fell in love with them. They tasted SO GOOD! They were "dill-y", had a great dill ping to them and the overall taste was … Continue reading How to Can Dill Pickles !!!
I was in my kitchen and wanting a snack and had a craving for my lemon cucumbers. I had picked some the day before and they were chilled and waiting in my fridge. I did the usual, peeled, sliced, and quartered the lemon cucumber, added a little salt and pepper and ranch. As I was … Continue reading Garden Fresh: Lemon Cucumber Walnut Salad