Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realised. Allan Armitage We wake to smoky skies in the midst of another record-breaking heat wave. It’s not smoky enough to keep me indoors and, after an appointment in town and a couple of other
"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. ~ Lewis Grizzard Aren't these heirloom Black Krims lovely? They're oh-so-delicious too! I'm back into the canning kitchen today after a quick trip to the garden to do another harvest. Hope your day is a great one! Today’s featured blog: http://openhart.com (Don’t forget every comment
When I was in pickle-making mode I bought a lot of garlic--more than I needed. I was thinking about what to do with it all when I came across a recipe for Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce on the SB Canning site. It sounded great, I had a bounty of fresh tomatoes, peppers, and herbs that
I grew cucumbers for the first time this year and what a treat they've been. We've enjoyed them in salads, by themselves, and I added them to the smaller pickling cukes I bought when I made sweet dill pickles. Finding myself with an over-abundance I was delighted to come across a recipe for cucumber relish
One of the many things that I find annoying as I scroll through my Facebook feed or browse my Flipboard articles are headlines such as the one above. Have you seen them? Do they intrigue you and entice you to click on the link to find out what happens? They have the opposite effect on
One of my goals with canning this year is to create a pantry filled with things I can use to pull together a meal over the winter. I found this recipe in the Better Home and Gardens Canning magazine and it seemed perfect to use with a pork tenderloin or pork chops. In fact, I
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.