Root cellars are a low-maintenance method of food preservation that requires no extra work on your end. Storing fruits and vegetables in a root cellar helps to preserve freshness in the least labor-intensive way possible. Doesn’t that sound awesome? One thing to know is that you want to store ONLY the freshest, best food possible,Read more
*This ad contains affiliate links that come at no extra costs for you. Chicken broth has dozens of nutritional benefits. Instead of purchasing cartons and cans from the store, learn how to can chicken broth at home! We often make batches of chicken broth for soups. I try to make homemade chicken and dumplings atRead more
We are in the middle of prime green bean season, where our plants are overflowing. Canning green beans allows you to put them up for casseroles and easy side dishes later in the year. Canning green beans is different than canning jams and jellies. You will need a pressure canner; a water bath canner cannotRead more
*This post contains affiliate links that come at no additional cost for you. Each day, I see articles floating around encouraging dangerous canning mistakes that could cause someone to get sick. If you happen to make one of these mistakes, you might regret it. Canning is fun and exciting. There is something so refreshing andRead more
For a long time, I avoided growing cabbage because I felt like I couldn’t use it fast enough. We love stuffed cabbage rolls and cabbage roll soup, but we can’t eat a whole garden of cabbage in a few weeks! Sauerkraut isn’t a family favorite. Then, one day I learned that you can freeze freshRead more
It’s July, and my green beans plants are exploding. We left for three days to spend time at a cabin near our favorite lake. In that short period, my plants blossomed. I came home to an entire harvest ready for picking. I love this time of year! Green beans are one of our favorite vegetables.Read more
Are you intimidated by canning but really want to make your own strawberry jam? This is the recipe to try!
Do you have a surplus of strawberries? Here are 5 creative ways to can strawberries you need to try!
Preserve summertime in a jar! Try watermelon jelly; it is delicious!