You supplement the tomatoes with a healthy dose of sweet vegetables, herbs and spices-thus not minding the lack of vine-ripened sweetness in these late-season tomatoes. Each square equals a tablespoonful, what is often needed in stews and soups.
Home canning is a terrific way to rid your pantry of commercially processed foods. Here’s a canning primer, complete with a bit of canning history, reasons for the current canning resurgence, and even a bit of troubleshooting.
Canning seemed so intimidating until someone walked me through the steps. This post gives an overview of the steps for water bath canning so that you can see how simple it is – and hopefully inspire you to give it a try!
Last year, I started to experiment with aquaponics so I could continue to grow fresh food during the winter months. I learned that with a little know-how, growing fresh fruits and vegetables is not only possible but easy to do.
Fruits and vegetables are cheapest when they're in season. Drying them is an inexpensive way to preserve them so you can enjoy them throughout the year . . . to be enjoyed as a snack by themselves or to be used in recipes.