Pickling Cucumbers…

The great thing about making your own pickles - pickling cucumbers - is it requires far less work, than say, canning tomatoes or peaches. And, nothing tastes as good as homemade!

Canning Blackberries

Last year I canned blackberries for the first time.  Tony reminded me today as I was processing another 12 jars; that these very fruits are what ultimately caused me to need to have to have...

Canning Strawberries

One of the things I love most about living out on the farm is learning all the new ways to become more self-sufficient. There are so many blogs out there talking about homesteading and...

Freezing Asparagus

I was going back and forth weather I should blanch the asparagus or not...I ended up blanching it but I am concerned about the texture of it once it is frozen and then defrosted.  I...

Canning tomato juice

So while most people I know can tomato sauce, or salsa or even ketchup...I only can tomato juice, and while other people go thru all the aggravation of peeling and seeding the tomatoes, I do...

Canning Peaches

It's easier than you think and the rewards are delicious!

Canning blackberries

This year I tried something new and canned blackberries.Wash the berries and place them in sterilized pint jars.Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.In another pan make a simple syrup of 4 parts water to 1...