Canning – Apple Butter

September 23, 2014

When I asked Gerry to pick up some apples so I could make sauce I didn’t expect him to bring home fifty pounds of apples! I’m glad he did though, as it afforded me an opportunity to try a couple of new recipes like this one for apple butter. Apple butter is new to me. […]

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Flower Cheese

September 21, 2014

Saturday About three years ago I read a post about a beautiful flower cheese on author, illustrator, gardener, and all-around inspirational woman, Sharon Lovejoy’s blog. I filed that post away in the recesses of my mind with a plan to make a flower cheese of my own one day. At the time I was a novice […]

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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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