Food Preservation

Canned Pumpkin

Canned Pumpkin

0 by / on November 22, 2014, 10:52 am / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

It embarrasses me that just this year it occurred to me that if I could buy canned pumpkin I could probably can it myself. Up until then I’d either have to think ahead enough to go get a squash from the root cellar, split, clean, roast, scoop out, and mash the meat before I could even begin to think about […]

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Jimmy Nardello Peppers

Smoked Sweet Peppers

1 by / on October 10, 2014, 1:49 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

Remember Ashely, from Chick-A-Dee farm stand, whose peppers inspired my last recipe, Shiitake Mushroom & Smoked Sweet Pepper Pasta?  After eating some of her smoked peppers I decided to try smoking some of my own, a new experience in food prep for me.  I learned what I could from a couple reliable cookbooks, purused several on-line sources, and bothered Ashley […]

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A Dozen Meals from One Thanksgiving Turkey

A Dozen Meals from One Thanksgiving Turkey

4 by / on November 29, 2013, 12:38 pm / in Celebrations, Farm Home Cooking, Food Preservation, Main Dishes, Preservation Projections, Soups & Stews

We paid a ridiculous (by typical standards) amount for our 18 pound turkey this year–a locally grown, raised outside, antibiotic and hormone-free and probably pretty happy turkey up until the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  I didn’t take any pictures of it, because I was too busy taking pictures of my granddaughters–like this one of Eden. ($81 if you are still stuck […]

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Pickled Beets

Pickled Beets

2 by / on August 29, 2013, 8:33 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

The only way I preserve beets is to pickle them as we don’t care for them canned. So we eat them out of the garden from June to October and then enjoy pickled beets year around. These can be added to salads or eaten on their own, and you can leave out the spices or change them up to your […]

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Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

0 by / on August 26, 2013, 8:49 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

Now that the large late summer and fall Kaitlin cabbages are harvestable my hankering for sauerkraut kicks in. Spring and summer cabbages, like the Farao we grow, will also work, but the later maturing cabbages, like Kaitlin have a higher sugar content and make for better sauerkraut. I doubled-checked my method of kraut-making before publishing it here, wanting to be […]

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