Tag: garden harvest

Time to Cook with Apples

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Time to Cook with Apples

Autumn and apples go together like peanut butter and jelly. One just isn’t the same without the other!   What would we do without apples? No apple pie. No apple jelly. The world would a sadder place. Wild apples kept the masses happy in ancient times in the form of applejack. It also kept the […]

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How to Label Your Home Canned Creations

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on October 5, 2016 0 Comments
How to Label Your Home Canned Creations

Don’t forget to label your homemade jams, jellies and other treats for safe gift-giving. A few years ago my mother-in-law bought us a jar of homemade onion relish at the local harvest fair. The relish certainly looked festive, but we didn’t dare eat it.  Why? Because we knew nothing about it except that it was […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Pickling

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on October 3, 2016 0 Comments
Everything You Need to Know About Pickling

Ok, maybe not everything, but enough to fill your pantry! Now is the time to clean up the garden and get the pickling done. If you have never made pickles before, you are in for a nice surprise. Canning pickles is an easy project that allows more creativity than the same-old, same-old grocery pickle aisle […]

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Pickled Skinny Beans

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on September 1, 2016 0 Comments
Pickled Skinny Beans

Skinny, purple filet beans are fun to grow and make an unusual pickle. Growing French Beans I have been growing these skinny purple beans for a few years now. Like most backyard green beans, they are easy to grow and quite prolific, so you get a lot of food for little work. But because they […]

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Homemade Peach Granola

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on August 12, 2016 0 Comments
Homemade Peach Granola

Gain control over your food! Make your own healthy granola. Granola is one of those foods that should be healthy. After all, most of us were introduced to granola as a health food. But then granola became an everyday item, a victim of its own success. You know once something starts popping up on grocery […]

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Make and Freeze Apricot Puree Now – Use Later

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Make and Freeze Apricot Puree Now – Use Later

Overwhelmed by the fresh fruit harvest? It’s easy to make puree now and use it later. Apricots: Velvety. Tangy. Sweet. Just biting into one makes your mouth sing. The Greeks referred to apricots as “the golden egg of the sun.” Apricots are loved by people all over the world. The only drawback? The season is […]

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Tortellini Soup in a Jar

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on January 16, 2016 0 Comments
Tortellini Soup in a Jar

This Tortellini Soup Mix in a Jar makes a great gift anytime of the year. January is National Soup Month and we’ve been making soup and talking about soup all this month. Soup is a healthy, inexpensive meal idea that can usually be pulled together fairly quickly. But not all soups need to be made […]

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7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Filed in Real Food by on January 12, 2016 2 Comments
7 Steps to a Healthier Potato Soup

Even cream of potato soup can be a healthy dish. Follow these simple tips to make your recipe extra special. Potato soup is one of those dishes that sounds so healthy – until you look at the ingredients.  By the time you add cream, butter, and chicken broth a lowly potato has been turned  into […]

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Make Your Own Vegan Broth Powders

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on January 9, 2016 0 Comments
Make Your Own Vegan Broth Powders

Your quest to find a healthy, flavor-adding broth powder ends here. Plus, these powders work well for vegan and vegetarian dishes too. If you cook dinner at home on a regular basis sooner or later you will run into this problem – what to use for broth? I finally became disgusted with searching for just […]

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Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 19, 2015 0 Comments
Planning Thanksgiving Dinner – The Actual Menu

Now that all the pre-planning is done, let’s choose an actual Thanksgiving menu! No matter which Thanksgiving dinner theme you have chosen, now is the time to decide exactly which items you will be serving. Meal Centerpiece: Due to tradition, and Norman Rockwell, this is usually a large golden baked turkey. However, there are other […]

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