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How to Freeze Food

When you’re stocking your freezer with foods to last all year round, you have to think about more than just shelf life and nutritional value. You also have to consider how long each food will keep until it can be eaten. Unless you want to be eating ice cream every night for a month straight,…

How to Preserve food by Canning

More and more people are now learning how to preserve food in their homes in order to make it last longer, which will prevent their food supply from rotting, saving them a lot of money every year as a result of the global financial crisis or economic recession. The method of food preservation, such as…

Preserving cilantro

How to Preserve Cilantro

Image Source: FreeImages ‍How to Preserve Your Cilantro: 7 Tips to Keep It Fresh For a Long Time Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a versatile herb that can be used in a variety of dishes. Apart from using it in salads and sauces, you can even use cilantro to season your drinks and desserts….

Keeping chickens out of garden

Learn How To Keep Chickens Out Of The Garden: 3 Proven Methods That Work

Keeping chickens in the backyard is a great way to have fresh eggs and enjoy the benefits of keeping backyard birds. However, there may be times when you’re ready to plant something new or have tender seedlings in your garden, and want to keep your chickens out of the area. To help you avoid having…

how to preserve avocados

The Best Ways to store Avocados – How To Preserve Avocados For the Long Term

Image Source: Unsplash Avocados are one of those fruits that people either love or hate. While their glorious green flesh is an excellent source of healthy fats, they don’t keep very well. They oxidize (turn brown) and go bad very quickly unless you take specific measures to preserve them. Luckily, there are a few different…

Mother’s Day Watermelon Pickles

The ladies in my family are all preservationists.  My mom never once bought jam when we were growing up- she always had a sweet little pantry in the basement with sour cherry, blueberry and raspberry jam, icicle and bread and butter pickles, and canned apricots in syrup.   When I moved to California, before I…

Pomelo Marmalade With Rosewater and Cardamom

Welcome to my shiny new blog! I hope that you keep reading and maybe try out a few of the recipes and projects that will be appearing here. Check back often- 2011 should be a pretty action-packed year. Anyway, enough with the introductions, time to make some marmalade! So, Reader, since we’re just getting to know…

Winter Salad with Butternut Squash Greens Chicken and Candied Pecans

This salad! I should have taken more pictures of it. This isn’t even really the finished salad, just the almost-finished salad. The finished version disappeared too fast to take pictures.  (The finished salad has chopped nuts and dressing on it). This is the perfect winter salad, and the perfect antidote to the cookies, cakes, cocktails, and candy…

Chicken Tikka Masala Because I Miss All The Restaurants in San Francisco

I am a country girl, through and through.  I love living wayyyy out in the sticks. I love it that if I want to wear my work boots with manure on them and dirty old jeans and carhartt jacket into town, no one looks at me funny.  My mud-covered pickup truck fits right in here….

I Love Winter Gardening: Greens & Sausage Gravy

When I first started keeping a vegetable garden, years ago, I was mistakenly under the impression that you only can grow things in the summer, between the frosts.  Once I realized that you can grow vegetables year-round here in Northern California, I really fell in love with winter gardening.  There’s none of the concern about…