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Such is life these days, that we always looking for the easiest and fastest way to get stuff. In comes the food dehydrator now you can just dehydrate onions or overnight while you sleep. However, if you still want to do it the hard ‘natural’ way, then you want to learn how to dry herbs […]

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Yes, why don’t we talk about the one vegetable that most people love to hate. I admit asparagus is not for everyone, I personally love it and that is why I learnt how to grow asparagus a few years back. Nowadays, I just enjoy the fruits of my labor every year. With so much of […]

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If you are familiar with the wine making process, then you probably just got excited from reading the title. You are thinking OMG juicy grapes… stomping in a wooden barrel… squish squish. Let me the bearer of bad new, NO we will not be stomping on grapes with our bare feet for this homemade grape […]

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We really enjoy having access to fresh herbs both indoors and outdoors in our backyard garden. in the past I shared with you how to dry your herbs in the oven. What I did not share until now was how to store your dried herbs and spices for long term storage. It is really not […]

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Ok, I too have to admit. I have been wanting to try this for a while now, especially after successfully canning sausage and pressure canning chicken in the past. I thought to myself, canning meat could not be that much more difficult. It turns out I was right. You just have to make sure that […]

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Since I was a little girl, one thing my mother taught me was to try and use as much of any produce from your garden as possible. Did you know that after canning your tomato juice instead of throwing them away, you can use the skins to make homemade tomato powder? I am actually surprised […]

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Alright, so this ‘canning’ method falls in the try it at your own risk category. The USDA have stated that there is no safe way for canning cakes. However just like homemade banana bread in a jar, many people including myself and the Canning Granny have over the years managed to do it, without any […]

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Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes you can grow a whole lot of them but when it comes to harvesting time you will have a lot of problems, if you have not prepared to preserve. We have canned tomatoes and dried tomatoes, in the previous post but today I want to add canning tomato juice into the mix. […]

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Are you ready for yet another canning adventure? If my mind serves me right the last time we canned was when we were canning pickled serrano peppers and before that was when we canned peach pie filling. Today, I decided to tackle something that most people prefer to store dried instead of canning black beans. […]

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Don’t you love nice ripe juicy peaches? I do, I do, but what I don’t love is that their shelf life is usually very short. So we have to resort to things such as canning or freezing them. You can even go further by canning peach pie filling. You will need your water bath canner […]

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Show me one gardener who does not love growing kale in their garden, and I will show you a fake gardener. LOL. I am just kidding with you. However seriously this is usually one of the easiest veggies to grow that often than not you are left with plenty of it at the end of […]

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Yep, you read that right, we are going to be canning flour today. I hadn’t done it myself until recently. I have successfully oven canned stuff already in the past, so I am not new to this method. Ready or not here we go, let us look at how to can flour for long term […]

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Canning is one of those activities that have become almost a weekly thing in our kitchen, especially during the gardening season. We can everything over from canned to canned and even canned. Just last week I ran out of canning salt and was thrilled to find out I could make my own canning salt at […]

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Oh my, those juicy strawberries. They are always nice to have especially if you have grown your own strawberries in your garden. However the problem, as we recently discovered comes when you have way too many. We always oven dry some of our strawberries, however this year we decided to try canning strawberry pie filling. […]

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As we slowly creep towards to that time of the season when one starts to ponder how they are going to store all this produce, I have decided to take it one veggie at a time. Thankfully I was able to grow rhubarb successfully this year, I understand you can freeze it but I think […]

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Almost every season we have always grown some bell peppers in our garden. Lately we have started having a lot more surplus, we should perhaps reduce our growing space. Another alternative, I heard besides canning or freezing them would be to dehydrate the bell peppers. I love dehydrating stuff, usually you can store so much […]

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Most people would prefer to just use dry garlic or even the homemade garlic powder we occasionally make in our kitchen. However, dried never quite tastes the same as fresh garlic. So here is the another solution I found to this problem, you simply can your minced garlic. It is quite labor intensive, but if […]

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It happened this winter, when I ran into this soup recipe that needed fresh zucchini that I really wanted to make but had to postpone until the gardening season after we grow some more zucchini. This season I have decided to look into how to freeze fresh zucchini, for use in the winter. If you […]

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Jam is almost a staple for my daughter Kylie, she cannot have her toast in the morning without jam on it. I have made homemade jam for her with no pectin, and the strawberry honey jam she loves both. Yesterday I ran into this homemade strawberry freezer jam recipe, which I will be trying soon […]

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Today I decided to focus on one of my favorite cooking ingredients… Mushrooms. In the past we looked at how to grow oyster mushrooms , canning mushrooms and even how to dehydrate mushrooms. Well today I would like to look at how to freeze mushrooms, if you do not mind. Yes! You can freeze mushrooms, not […]

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