The Ball canning company has helped me immensely with a way to preserve my herbs. Usually, I just take my rosemary and lavender and freeze them in freezer bags. Saturday I was shopping, and there in the canning aisle, I found a 4-pack of jars with screw on lids (plus shaker insert). Instead of freezing all … More In the garden
Summer fun is soon coming to an end and I was reminded of one of the things I truly love about fall-homemade hot cocoa. Spring for me is like a promise, a promise of things to come. When summer comes along there is the hopes for this and the hopes for that. All too soon the … More Chocolate
If I can grow 3 juicy tasty tomatoes on the north face upper level of my home, in a Rubbermaid container with organic potting soil, why can’t big corporations do the same? Until I grew my one pitiful tomato plant this summer, I hadn’t had a good tomato since the last time I harvested which … More If I can grow red juicy & delicious tomatoes, why can’t big corporations?
This past couple of weeks has been BUSY for me. To give you a general idea of what I’ve been up to, I’ve been canning, and freezing produce here. Lots of produce to be exact. In between canning and freezing is housework, going out and buying the produce I’ve been canning and freezing, summer vacation … More My summer preserving and canning
Source Some of the first things harvested in Wisconsin are strawberries and after several types of tender lettuce, green beans. My husband and I have enjoyed garlic scapes- we grilled those, leaf lettuce-romaine, in so many salads I can’t count them anymore. We’ve been buying tomatoes thus far for eating, but this next weekend I … More After harvest-preserving vegetables