Recipes for Life

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 […]

On Retreat

On Retreat

This post was first published at Story Circle Network’s One Woman’s Day blog. Once a year my husband goes on a salmon fishing trip with a few of his friends. It’s as much of a pleasure for me as it is for him. While he looks forward to fishing and fellowship, and anticipates the salmon, […]

Uncle Bill's Mustard

Uncle Bill’s Mustard

One of the flavours I remember best from childhood was the homemade mustard Uncle Bill made. Summertime meals were simple back then: a plate of cold cuts, white bread or homemade buns, assorted pickles, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, butter, and a variety of condiments. I always reached for the little baby food jar filled with […]

Canning BBQ Beans

Canning – Barbecue Beans

I’ve tried a few recipes for canning barbecue beans and have been less than thrilled with them. Last fall I came across this recipe from sbcanning (a site I recommend for all things canning) and tucked it away in my “to try” pile. This week I finally got around to trying it and–oh my–it was […]

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

When I first heard about Moroccan Preserved Lemons I was intrigued. They sounded exotic, a unique ingredient to use in new recipes, and simple to make. I had to try them. It was mid-October when I posted a photo of the mason jar with preserved lemons that I had just assembled on Facebook. The response […]

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