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Make Your Own Vegetable Powders

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Make Your Own Vegetable Powders

Turn dehydrated garden vegetables into multi-use powders. Homemade vegetables powders are a great way to use up the dwindling garden harvest. Which Vegetables Should Be Used For Powders? Almost any vegetable can be dried. Here are some of my favorites: Roots: beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, rutabagas Fruits: tomatoes, corn, zucchini, winter squash, peppers Greens: beet […]

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10 Ways to Preserve Garden Tomatoes

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10 Ways to Preserve Garden Tomatoes

Canning, freezing, and other creative ways to keep enjoying your garden tomatoes all year long. 1. If you have LOTS of tomatoes to handle, why not make your own fresher, healthier catsup? Find the step-by-step instructions on the Pick Your Own site. 2. On the other hand, if you don’t want to do all that […]

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Make Your Own Dried Tomatoes in Oil

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Make Your Own Dried Tomatoes in Oil

How to safely preserve dried tomatoes in oil – at home! You grow tomatoes. You eat tomatoes. You eat more tomatoes. You can tomatoes. You can tomato puree. You can tomato juice. You dehydrate tomatoes. You roast tomatoes. In desperation you even chop and freeze tomatoes (ok, maybe that’s just me). But as a safe […]

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Canning Your Homemade Salsa Recipe

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Canning Your Homemade Salsa Recipe

Is it safe to can your homemade salsa? Under some circumstances, yes. Under other circumstances, no. “I have a great homemade salsa recipe. Everyone in the family loves it. Since I grow my own onions, tomatoes, and peppers I like to put up jars of salsa every year. Do I need to process the jars […]

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Lazy Night Vegetarian Pasta

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Lazy Night Vegetarian Pasta

Feeling lazy? Vegetarian pasta is the answer when you are just too tired to spend hours cooking. I have always found Thursday to be the toughest night of the week. We are all tired, but still have another full day to go before we can rest. When the kids were little, Thursday night was pizza […]

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Should You Fear Potato Salad?

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on May 5, 2015 0 Comments
Should You Fear Potato Salad?

14 Food Safety Tips Prevent Botulism in Home Canned Foods You may have heard about the recent botulism cases in Ohio. At this writing, 21 people have been infected with botulism resulting in one death. I don’t pretend to have any direct knowledge of this tragic event. Like you, I only know what I have […]

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6 Lessons From the Garden – 2104 Edition

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
6 Lessons From the Garden – 2104 Edition

Do you sometimes feel like your garden is toying with you? Me too. Here’s what I learned this year. 1. Sick plants make for a sick garden; or – don’t buy sick plants from the grocery store. Last spring I felt quite lucky to stumble upon some cheap cheap cheap tomato seedlings at the grocery […]

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Late Garden Harvest

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Late Garden Harvest

I am finally admitting that summer is over and have cleaned out the garden. This late season harvest yielded butternut and fairy squashes, tiny cherry tomatoes, purple carrots, and over-ripe cucumbers that will be turned into a family favorite pickle. What goodies did your late season garden provide?  

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Golden Semolina Zucchini-Tomato Bread

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Golden Semolina Zucchini-Tomato Bread

Shredded zucchini adds a nice touch to savory yeast bread. Continuing on my quest to use up the zucchini before it takes over the whole garden, I devised this beautiful Mediterranean inspired bread yesterday. It combines golden semolina flour, sweet and tangy dried tomatoes, shredded zucchini and salty Parmesan in a soft, moist loaf. You […]

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Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on August 6, 2014 0 Comments
Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes

The heirlooms are finally here. Every year I plant several different heirloom tomato plants. This year they went in the ground early, grew lush and green, set lots of tomatoes, and then everything stopped. I don’t have hardly any ripe tomatoes and now many of the plants are looking quite ill. I guess tomatoes aren’t […]

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