Category Archives: Cooking

Nachos with Watermelon Avocado Salsa

This twist on traditional nachos is a great snack or appetizer that everyone from kids to adults will love. It’s also high in nutrients, such as calcium and iron, so you don’t need to feel guilty indulging yourself. (more…)...
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Freezing Vegetables

Provided vegetables are treated properly, they will freeze particularly well, retaining more flavor and goodness than by preserving in any other method. Learn the four basic rules dealt with this section and you cannot fail. Blanching, chilling, packaging and correct cooking. Vegetables cannot be frozen raw. They must be blanched first, whilst fresh and tender....
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Freezing Fruit

Preserving fruit by deep freezing is easy and very convenient because fruit can be frozen raw and eaten raw all the year round. Raw fruits which are low in acid content need treating before freezing to prevent discoloration on thawing. To help you identify high or low acid type fruits I have prepared and listed...
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How to Make Zucchini Pickles

Do you have an abundance of zucchini? These pickles will give dill pickles a run for their money, they are crisp and tasty like their dill counterparts but maybe even better in taste. (more…)...
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Problems With Fresh Baked Bread

Have you ever encountered those moments when you have spent the better part of a day making an array of homemade breads only to discover that after a mere day or two they either turn moldy or become hard? Have you had to resort to freezing your bread in order to prevent these occurrences from...
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Watermelon Jerky

You’ll need a food dehydrator for this recipe. Cook time can be greatly influenced by the climate you are in, and so in a Florida summer season the time will be three to four times greater than needed in a northern, drier climate. (more…)...
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Summer Menu Plan

Need some dinner suggestions? Here is a summer menu plan for a week.  This menu is based on pork, beef, chicken, fish and a vegetarian meal. (more…)...
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