Canning Zesty Salsa

Canning Zesty Salsa

I decided to try something different with some of the garden produce this year since my pantry shelves have been filling up nicely with things I consider to be staples. We don’t eat a lot of salsa so I debated about making any but, as Gerry said, if we have some homemade we’re likely to […]

Canning Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles

Canning Sweet Garlic Dill Pickles

When I was canning dill pickles last year I got to the point where I had more than enough jars of dills and I needed to do something different. I used this recipe from Saving the Seasons to make some sweet dills. We really enjoyed these over the winter–they pair nicely with cheese and make […]

The August 19 Garden

The August 19 Garden

I’ve run into one too many cobwebs recently to deny that the seasons are on the cusp of changing. This morning I even sent Gerry into the garden ahead of me to identify, and annihilate, any rogue cobwebs hanging around. Change is happening in the garden as well, as we ripped out the two big […]

From Seed to Seal

From Seed to Seal

As I was driving home from my community garden plot earlier today, the car filled with today’s harvest, I thought about what I was going to do with the bounty. Big Brandywine and dark Black Krim tomatoes, Rainbow Blend carrots, and Blue Lake green beans, along with Walla Walla sweet onions from the deer proof […]

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