Recipes and Food
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Do you have a garden full of oregano? Learn how to dry oregano so you can enjoy that great oregano taste in dishes and meals all year long! About 7 years ago I planted started a couple oregano plants from seed. That summer I ended up with about 3 quarts of dried...
Winter squash is a great garden crop that gives you a big harvest and a lot of calories. Learn how to preserve winter squash and pumpkins for later use!
Summer squash is a great crop that gives you a big harvest in a short period of time. Learn 6 ways to preserve summer squash to save your harvest for later!
Green beans are a great crop that can give you a big harvest in a small space. Learn all the ways you can preserve green beans to enjoy all year long!
Do you have a large crop of tomatoes in the garden? Try some of these ideas to preserve tomatoes and replace your store bought items with homemade ones!
Strawberry season can provide a lot of berries in a very short period of time. Learn how to preserve strawberries to enjoy all year long.
You can make your own floral jelly using blooms from around your yard. Learn how to make redbud jelly, including canning instructions.
Canning peaches is a great way to preserve the summer harvest. Learn how to can peaches in juice to enjoy that taste of summer all year long.
Do you grow okra in your garden and need a way to preserve it? Learn how to dehydrate okra to preserve it so that it lasts all year long!
Learn how to make your own homemade ketchup using fresh tomatoes from your garden-includes canning directions to preserve your ketchup up to a year!
Too much zucchini? Use up that extra summer squash by adding pineapple juice and your dehydrator and you have a delicious treat of pineapple zucchini!
Learn how to make your own strawberry preserves with this super simple strawberry preserves recipe (includes canning directions!)
Do you have a bumper crop of peppers in your garden this year? Learn nine methods for preserving peppers; includes preserving hot peppers & sweet peppers
Are you confused about what foods can be preserved in a water bath canner versus a pressure canner? Here are 21 foods you can CAN in a water bath canner!
Canning applesauce is one of the easiest things to preserve at home. Combine multiple apple varieties into amazing homemade applesauce- no sugar needed!
Are you ready to stop buying premade mixes and starting making your own? Here’s how to make homemade pumpkin pie spice for a fraction of the cost!
We all know and love our pumpkins and winter squashes, but what about gourds? Can you eat gourds or are they better off as a fall decoration only?
Okra is growing in popularity around the world both in gardens and it meals. But have you ever stopped to wonder: is okra a vegetable or is okra a fruit?
Is pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? What if I told you the answer may surprise you? Learn more about the difference between fruits and vegetables and where pumpkin falls.
Oregano is more than just a culinary herb. It is a powerful medicinal plant with many health benefits. Do you know the all the uses and benefits of oregano?
Do you have fresh eggplant that goes to waste? Learn how to store eggplant for the best results so that it keeps longer and retains quality.
Let’s answer the age old question once and for all- Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? The answer is not as clear cut as it may seem!
Cucumbers are a favorite food of many. They are nutritious and help keep you healthy. But is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable?
Can you eat guinea fowl? Can you eat guinea eggs? Find out the answer to these questions and learn more about what these birds can do for your homestead!
Are you ready to stop buying premade mixes and starting making your own? Here’s how to make homemade taco seasonings for a fraction of the cost!
Tarragon is a top culinary herb. Did you know it can be used to ease toothaches and fight anxiety? Read on to find out all the benefits of tarragon