There is an old saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. This statement can be easily applied to food production and be rephrased as “Produce food which is native to the climate you live in.” My wife and I have an orchard that has struggled these past 10 years. We planted trees that are not … Continue reading Canning Wild Saskatoon Berry Jam
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
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 !!!
During this time of year, late Summer and early Fall, I am busy harvesting and preserving on our Homestead. Our own peach trees do not produce enough fruit to be able to can, so I have found a local organic orchard, where I can purchase my fruit and in this case, peaches. I love getting … Continue reading Canning Peaches on the Homestead 🙂