Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
I am a do-it-myselfer . . . garden, cooking, cocktails, canning, preserving . . . all kinds of stuff. Check out my blogs at http://cher-homespun.blogspot.com and http://stuffbycher.blogspot.com/ and visit my website www.stuffbycher.com
I had a mixture of peppers that I wanted to utilize all of them in making the sauce. The result was a spicy, flavorful sauce that wasn't over-the-top but indeed very spicy!
Good naturally fermented pickles . . . i.e. lacto-fermented pickles . . . are as close to a perfect pickle as I’ve ever tasted.
I wanted to learn how to make these mouth watering wonders. And I did! This is how . . .
Dried basil is less full-bodied when it is dried, but it doesn't lose its distinctive delicious taste. Keeping the dried leaves whole instead of crushing them retains more of the flavor.
This year . . . like most other years . . . I planted a variety of hot peppers in my garden.
Because peppers are a low acid food they need to be pressure canned.
This is my first year growing and canning beans, so this is all new to me. I'm not new to canning but I am newish to pressure canning. I was surprised when I noticed that in some of my jars a lot of the water had boiled out. Why is that?
Canning green beans is just about as easy as growing them. They are a great starter crop for a new gardener and they are also a good vegetable to learn how to pressure can with.
Quick and easy pickles made with beer. So good and so easy.
A great recipe for the bounty of cucumbers coming out of your garden.
I have a bazillion beans in my garden. I'm literally picking them by the gallon. What to do with all those beans . . . besides eat them right up, of course . . . ? Dilly-'em.
An easy way to preserve your garden fresh tomatoes to enjoy all year long!
A simple method for making your very own homemade mustard . . flavorful and delicious!