Summer is here! The gardens are growing fast and just waiting to burst with all kinds of treasures! Now is the busy time of year, as we prepare to work like busy ants and prepare for the long winter months ahead. I enjoy making relish type preserves. Be it pickle style relish or hot pepper … Continue reading Old-Fashioned Spicy Chow-Chow Relish
While potatoes can remain stored in a cool place for a fairly long time, its always a good idea for back up. Potatoes are perfect for dehydration & long term storage and only take about 15 to 20 minutes to rehydrate for use. This method can be used for both sliced & hashbrown shredded potatoes. … Continue reading Dehydrating Potatoes for The Pantry
Dandelion Jelly is a seasonal treat among Amish and Mennonite and truly lives up to the “Use what you have” standard.
Nothing says summer like Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Tomato Powder: Dehydrated Tomatoes for storage and stock base.
Okra. What it is and what do I do with it?
Sweet Heat Pickle Relish, the perfect topping for any grill worthy bratwurst!
An old fashioned dill pickle brine recipe that can be used for cucumbers, okra, beans, squash and eggplant.
Summer brings lots of yellow squash, here is a different way to enjoy them. Sweet Summer Squash Pickles
Wild Ramps, also referred to as Wild Leeks, are an amazing spring treat that grows in the wooded areas around the same time that morals (mushrooms) and Pheasant Back Mushrooms start to peek out. April to the end of May these wonderful natural treats cover select patches of wooded areas. They originally were gathered and … Continue reading Preserving Wild Ramps
meal prepping with dehydrated ingredients
With the growing season coming to an end there seems to be an abundance of brussel sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, squash. The Autumn veggies. Cabbage always gets put into fermentation crocks to become saurkraut, but what to do with brussel sprouts and cauliflower? Pickling. This recipe will give you great treats to enjoy all winter as … Continue reading Pickled Brussel Sprouts or Cauliflower
Today I scored at the Farmers market with a gigantic head of cauliflower. Plus our Peppers are coming on heavy right now! So, into the kitchen I go! Here is my receipt for our pickled vegetables. Ingredients 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp corriandor seeds 2 cups cider vinegar 1 cup water 5 medium cloves … Continue reading Pickled Cauliflower and Carrots with Hot Peppers
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