Rhubarb Butter

Rhubarb Butter

Childhood could be summed up in a stalk of rhubarb dipped in sugar. Am I right? I don’t know how I consumed so much of the stuff, paired with store brand bleached white granulated sugar and actually enjoyed it. But I did. And I still love rhubarb. I have a particular affinity for the deep […]

Pickled Garlic Scapes

Pickled Garlic Scapes

I don’t know about you, but I love garlic. Looove it. I love adding it to pretty much everything I cook. I love how the smell lingers on your hands long after you’ve handled it. Some might find that gross. Not I. But what’s more, I really love growing it. I love the fact that […]

Home Canned Beef Stew

Home Canned Beef Stew

There’s a wintry mix covering our little homestead, the kids have the first snowman of the year standing in the yard, and I have warm homemade beef stew settling in jars on the counter top. But around here, “beef” comes in many forms…most often by way of deer or bear. So technically I have “venison/bear […]

Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

It’s no wonder tomatoes are the most popular thing (I say thing because it PAINS me to call it a fruit rather than a vegetable and yet I hate to be incorrect at the same time) to grow among gardeners. You can make SO so so many things with them. SO. MANY. THINGS. Its versatility […]

How to {Safely} Can Pumpkin & Squash

How to {Safely} Can Pumpkin & Squash

This time of year, no matter how you try to hide from it, you can’t escape the pumpkin madness. It’s as if the calendar turns over and suddenly your life is overtaken by pumpkin- flavored this and pumpkin- spiced that. Pumpkin donuts, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin beer. Want a better coffee? Get a pumpkin flavored one! […]

Plum Applesauce

Plum Applesauce

Today I’m bringing you the third and final applesauce recipe of the week (earlier this week was Honey Vanilla Bean Applesauce and Apple Pie Applesauce). This one will definitely be a recipe that makes you think of winter, with its rich color and flavor. So save this one for when the snow flies and you […]

Apple Pie Applesauce

Apple Pie Applesauce

When you’re faced with a season as generous as apple season, it’s just way too much fun exploring all the different ways in which to preserve them. This week I’m sharing some newly formulated applesauce recipes. On Monday it was Honey Vanilla Bean Applesauce and today’s recipe is just as tasty. Applesauce is so naturally […]

Honey Vanilla Bean Applesauce

Honey Vanilla Bean Applesauce

Today kicks off an extravaganza of applesauce recipes, just in time for apple season! I spent last week experimenting and formulating some delicious new canning recipes and today I’d like to share the first one with you: This Honey Vanilla Bean Applesauce recipe is warm, fragrant, and simply delicious. It uses wholesome ingredients and will […]

Crispy, Crunchy Dill Pickles (no additives needed!)

Crispy, Crunchy Dill Pickles (no additives needed!)

There is nothing more disheartening for the pickling enthusiast than a soft, sad pickle. I’ve been there. It kept me from attempting pickles again for a few years. Completely avoided even growing cucumbers at all for fear that someone might ask, “Oooh, are you going to make pickles with those?” Why? Do I look like […]

Raspberry Rhubarb Jam

Raspberry Rhubarb Jam

Sometimes, the best things in life do come at a cost. Berry picking is definitely one of those things for us- and I don’t mean money, either. It means heading out into the woods, husband and children in tow, knowing there’s a very real risk of bears, bugs, bees, thorns, bumps, bruises, scratches, tears, and […]