Favorite 2021 Posts: It’s All About Pickles and Homesteading

When the pandemic started, we turned our efforts to sourdough and baking. But 2021 turned sour – as in pickles!

It’s always interesting to take a look back and review the year. For me personally, 2021 was a busy year filled with writing two books, followed by a serious health issue. Thus, I didn’t add as many new posts to the site as usual. But some old posts became even more popular!

It was the year that you made pickles! And a few other things, but many of the most popular posts are about pickles and pickling. Oddly, I made fewer pickles than ever before in 2021, as my cucumbers barely produced due to our locally weird weather.

Website Favorite Posts 2021

  1. Cherry Tomato Salsa
  2. Sweet Pickles from Ripe Cucumbers
  3. Which Vinegar to Use When Pickling
  4. Best Ever Sourdough Oatmeal Bread
  5. Non-Reactive Pots and Pickling
  6. How to Make Homemade Peach and Other Fruit Vinegar
  7. How to Dry Vegetables in the Oven
  8. Pea Salad Recipe without Bacon
  9. What to do with Large, Ripe Cucumbers
  10. Quick and Easy Mango Syrup Recipe


There’s definitely a theme there, but my newsletter favorite posts were entirely different. Newsletter subscribers were busy experimenting with several homesteading skills during 2021.

Newsletter Favorite Posts 2021


I love digging into data and I was on a roll! Which caused me to ponder, “I wonder which posts were the least favorite?” It was a bit surprising.

Posts Looking for Love 2021

by Renee Pottle

Renee Pottle, a freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at SeedToPantry.com. Find her professional food writing info at PenandProvisions.com.

January 6, 2022

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