Preserving Food

How to can and preserve a variety of food.

Homemade Butter

How to Make Homemade Raw Butter and Whipped Cream

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Nothing tastes as good as fresh homemade butter on your garden veggies or just made whipped cream to dollop on your home grown strawberries. You can make your own butter from raw cream from...

Mixed Pickles to Can Recipe

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The Amish are well known to have some of the best recipes around. Whether this is because some of there recipes have been handed down for centuries or because they spend more time cooking...
Your Quick Guide to Storing and Drying Herbs

Your Quick Guide to Storing and Drying Herbs

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A great way to make use of your garden herbs is by drying them. Drying herbs is not just an economical solution, it's also great to have aromatic herbs ready when you're fixing something...
How to Make Homemade Dried Banana Slices

How to Make Homemade Dried Banana Slices

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Making dried banana pieces can be a bit tricky as bananas tend to turn brown when they come in contact with air. There is a way to counteract this extreme browning when drying your...

Avocado Cucumber Salad with Chia Yogurt Dressing

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A busy lifestyle can mean that our lunch is a grab-and-go option from a nearby restaurant or grocery store. This, of course, can mean that little thought is put into its nutritional value. Instead, packing...

Dehydrating Sweet Potatoes

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Have you noticed lately the price of fresh sweet potatoes have been dropping? When the cost of produce takes a nose dive I believe it is time to start stock up on that vegetable...
Pickle Problems

Pickle Problems: A Troubleshooting Guide

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There's nothing better than opening a jar of homemade pickles and taking that first satisfying bite. As soon as you bite down into a crunchy cucumber you're immediately flooded with memories of summer days...

Jacks Old South BBQ Recipes

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Try these three Jacks Old South recipes which include a mouthwatering meat marinade, a delicious vinegar sauce recipe to complement almost any meat as well as a nicely balanced and flavorsome BBQ rub. Jack's Old...
How to Store Apples and Pears

How to Store Apples and Pears

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If you have a harvest of apples and pears from your garden every year, it is possible to store the surplus through the winter months just by following a few simple guidelines.

Canning – How To Make Homemade Blueberry Chutney

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During the summer and early fall months, I enjoy canning some homemade blueberry chutney for my family and friends. The process is rather easy to complete and will only take a few hours. You will...
Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini Marmalade – A Most Unusual Recipe

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The Zucchini plant is actually a squash the same as the pumpkin is. It is perhaps the best producer you could place in your garden. You need only plant a couple of plants and...
Cherry Jam Recipe

Three-Ingredient Cherry Jam

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When you get the kids in the kitchen, you make both great food and great memories. This simple yet tasty three-ingredient recipe for cherry jam uses frozen fruit, chia seeds and maple syrup. It's an...

Make Your Own Tomato Juice

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If you love tomatoes, you'll enjoy a glass of tomato juice. This is especially true if it's freshly made by you with fresh, ripe tomatoes. Making tomato juice is not as difficult as you...
Apple Rings

How to Make Dried Apple Rings

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When you make dried apple rings or slices at home, you know that there are no additives in them just pure apple to be used as a snack or an addition to your morning oatmeal!
Blanching Vegetables

Blanching Vegetables

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A close friend recently provided us with some freshly grown broccoli and there is simply no way that was going to waste. Being more of a dehydrated foods fan than I am of freeing...