Canning – Tomato Soup

September 3, 2014

I didn’t plan on canning tomato soup but when my sister-in-love sent me this recipe I couldn’t resist picking up 25 pounds of tomatoes at the farmer’s market on Saturday and trying it. Sure glad I did because it’s delicious! It’s the freshest-tasting tomato soup I’ve ever had and couldn’t be easier to make. Yield: […]

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Canning – Spaghetti Sauce

September 1, 2014

It’s September and tomato season is rapidly coming to an end. We’ve been enjoying the season’s bounty and eaten a good number of, in my opinion, the most delicious fruit of summer. While we’ve enjoyed many tomatoes from my garden freshly picked and sun warmed, I’ve also used them in sandwiches, sauces, and other supper-time […]

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Canning – Stewed Tomatoes

August 27, 2014

The weather forecasters are predicting we’ll reach 38° C or 100° F today so I got an early start on the day and headed down to the garden to harvest tomatoes and do some general cleanup. By the time I got back home shortly after 8 a.m. the day was already warming up and the air […]

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Canning – Dilly Beans

August 26, 2014

I made Dilly Beans on the recommendation of a friend who makes them with the beans from her garden. I had never even head of them before and she graciously shared her recipe with me. (Thank you Cindy Maisonneuve!) I cracked open a jar when we had company for lunch a few weeks ago and they were […]

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Magic Stain Remover

August 25, 2014

A few weeks ago we were blessed to have two of our grandchildren and their parents join us for dinner. I served a simple but delicious (if I do say so myself!) meal of ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, pickles, and buns. (Remind me. I’ll post the recipe for the coleslaw here […]

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Canning – Dill Pickles

August 22, 2014

Dill pickles are the easiest thing in the world to make. Most of the prep time is in washing the cucumbers and preparing them. Once that’s done the rest is smooth sailing.This year I got 20 pounds of locally grown cukes from the green grocer. They were all the perfect size for pickles and I […]

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