Canning – Split Pea or Habitant Soup

August 21, 2014

I’ve never been a fan of split pea soup. Gerry likes it so I decided this would be a good staple to have on the shelf during the winter as my goal is to stop purchasing all store-bought canned goods. I served a bowl of this for lunch and it’s actually really quite good. Who knew?! The […]

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Canning – New Potatoes

August 20, 2014

I love the idea of having cooked potatoes on the shelf for a quick meal. I admit I was skeptical about how canned potatoes would turn out so I made a small batch first to test them out. I opened one of the jars and fried up the potatoes in butter with a bit of […]

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Guest Post – Kathleen Pooler

August 19, 2014

Today I am pleased to welcome Kathleen Pooler, author of her recently published memoir Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away From Emotional Abuse discussing the role that her faith played in helping her find freedom from abuse. Abuse can take many forms–not all of which result in wounds that are visible on the outside. […]

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Canning – Beet Pickles

August 18, 2014

I first tried making beet pickles a couple of years ago with a recipe I got from the Ball Blue Book. They were not like the ones my mom used to make and I didn’t care for them at all. The recipe called for spices like cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, which should have been a […]

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Canning – Vegetable Soup

August 15, 2014

I want to have a good supply of soups on the shelves for the winter for those days when we want a small bowl of soup for lunch or need a quick supper. I also want to eliminate store-bought canned goods from our diet so was on the lookout for some soup recipes to can. […]

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Another Perfect Day

August 14, 2014

It’s noon and it’s been a busy morning. I’ve been occupied in the kitchen making Sungold tomato jam with the tomatoes we picked last night, and canning a few more quarts of beet pickles. Gerry has been puttering around the house and spent a good part of the morning downstairs ironing his shirts. As I […]

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