Category: Food

Oct 19

Six Reasons to Start Seeds Indoors

Whether you’ve grown a vegetable garden for years, or are just starting out, there are many good reasons to start your seeds indoors (instead of buying plants). It’s not as hard as you might think. Here are eight great reasons to try it this year: It Saves You Money This is always a great motivator, …

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Oct 12

How to Make Great Baked Goods With Your Pumpkins

So you grew pumpkins this year. Or maybe you just bought some to decorate the house or yard. Don’t throw them out; use them for baking. With pumpkin puree, you can make great baked goods from bread to pies to muffins. Sure you can buy canned pumpkin from the store but fresh is better, healthier, …

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Oct 11

Canning – How To Can Peach, Apple and Pumpkin Fruit Butters With Recipes

During the Summer and Fall months I enjoy harvesting the fruits and vegetables that we grow in our garden every season. Once our food is harvested…I like to get busy in my kitchen canning a variety of relishes, soups and fruit butters. Canning is not a difficult process like most people think and it can …

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Oct 03

Canning Botulism

There’s a recent rise in home canning interest. With that interest has come a surge in concern about home canning safety. Most people are turning to home canning in an effort to make healthier choices for themselves and their families. Making them sick is counterproductive! The truth of the matter is, if you’re sloppy about …

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Sep 29

10 Canning Mistakes You Can Prevent

Canning is not complicated, nor is it scary, even when pressure canners sometimes make strange whistling sounds. The process is quite simple. Anyone can be successful as long as standard procedures are followed and canning mistakes are prevented. Follow USDA recommendations and guidelines, and listen to the advice of master canning experts. Their knowledge is …

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Sep 24

How to Make Quick and Easy Homemade Cheese

Did you know that it is possible to make your own homemade cheese in just a few minutes using only three ingredients? It is a quick and easy process that turns out delicious cheese every time. This method makes a simple cheese called paneer or farmer’s cheese. It is a little different from normal store …

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Sep 19

Home Canning Basics

It’s much easier than you think to can your own food. With the growing desire for food that both tastes good and is good for you, now is the time to get started canning at home. So let’s look at what canning is and why it’s a wonderful alternative to buying processed food at the …

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Aug 30

What To Do With All That Zucchini!

If you’ve ever planted zucchini in your garden, you are familiar with my dilemma! Seedlings usually come in 4 or 6 packs, and of course you put them all in the ground. Well come about August, you have zucchini coming out your ears! With the abundance of monster zucchini that came from my garden this …

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Aug 19

Home Canning Equipment

The public outcry over the food practices in our country is spurring a renewed interest in home canning…and for good reason! Canning your food at home insures nothing toxic goes into the food you and your family consumes. And it also tastes better! That’s a win/win in my books. Don’t let the thought of canning …

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Mar 29

All About Baking Quick Breads

The Versatile Quick Bread It’s no wonder quick breads are so popular. They are easy, fast-as the name implies, nearly foolproof, versatile, and oh, so good. We commonly know them as sweetened loaves with fruit or nuts, somewhere between yeast breads and cakes in texture and sweetness. They are leavened with baking powder and baking …

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