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Savory Fig Jam

In Snacks On August 11, 2015 0 Comments

Well fig harvesting time has come and gone again. It is so very quick. You either get the figs ripe and sweet and soft, or the birds do…and in a week or two, they are all gone for another year.

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Nasturtium Pesto and other edibles

In Gardening, Snacks On July 1, 2015 0 Comments

Nasturtiums are an edible trailing flower in vibrant colors of yellow, orange, and red. They grow and re-seed very well in my front yard garden, so I’ve had… Read More »

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Pickled Yellow Summer Squash

In Gardening, Snacks On October 9, 2014 0 Comments

This was an experiment last summer that ended up being our family favorite and a great discovery. Dill pickled yellow summer squash is amazing! So tasty and has… Read More »

Remove the SCOBY before drinking. Serve over ice if desired, or with added fruit juice for flavor. We enjoy ours as is, with nothing else added.

Making Kombucha at Home

In Uncategorizied On June 10, 2014 0 Comments

Well, our newest obsession has been making (and drinking) our own Kombucha. Kombucha is fermented tea. You know, like how Kefir is fermented milk and Sauerkraut is fermented… Read More »

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Making Brown Sugar at Home.

In Desserts, Kid-Friendly, Snacks On April 21, 2014 0 Comments

Well, since I made my own brown sugar, I’ve received many questions about it. Like, “what’s the difference between raw sugar and brown sugar?”  So I’ve done some… Read More »

Preparing red plums for canning fresh/raw

Red Plum Chutney, Plum Jam, Jarred whole plums

In Uncategorizied On July 21, 2013 0 Comments

This week I scored big time! A neighbor was giving away their red plums and I got a huge box full. I guess it was around 40 pounds…. Read More »

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How to make mixed pickled vegetables—EASY method

In Snacks On September 7, 2012 6 Comments

In my own canning this summer I’ve relied heavily on the internet for assistance. Sure I called Granny and I read the Ball Blue Book, but mostly I’ve… Read More »

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Rhubarb Crunch

In Desserts On May 3, 2012 0 Comments

RHUBARB CRUNCH Stir together: 6 cups washed and chopped rhubarb juice of one big lemon—about 1/4 cup 2/3 cup white granulated sugar   In separate dish mix: 3/4 cup butter,… Read More »