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February 2018
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A Simple Hot Pepper Sauce

I have a confession to make.

I’m getting tired from processing the garden.  This is a fabulous place to be, because it means that I’ve been getting a decent harvest this year and am putting all kinds of tasty treasures away for winter.  This week I’ve frozen a second batch of blanched zucchini, a [...]

Onions For The Freezer

This is the first year that I have successfully grown regular onions in my garden.  I’ve tried in years past, but always from seed, and I never got nice bulbs at the end of the onion.  Green onions I can grow without thinking about, but bulbing onions eluded me for years.

This year I [...]

Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes

For years I’ve been dreaming of the perfect cherry tomato garden.  YEARS!  I have long wanted cherry tomatoes in every color so that I can have bowls of a beautiful rainbow to have and to share.  Well, this is the year I succeeded on that front, and my tune has changed a bit from [...]

How To Freeze Zucchini

It’s that time of year!  The time of year where zucchini growers can be found on every street corner begging for people to take their over-sized vegetables.  Most people will happily take one or two, but then there are SO many left.  Zucchini plants can produce like gangbusters, or just put out a few [...]

Pickled Peperoncini Peppers

Oh my, these are good!  These are SO good!  Even better when I look at these jars and realize that I grew these peppers, as well as the garlic flavoring the brine.

A few weeks ago I looked at my Peperoncini plants and realized that there were an awful lot of peppers dangling from [...]

Re-Post: Our Favorite Peach Salsa

Dear Tummy Treasure readers, I’ve never done this before, but today I’m republishing an older blog post.  I’ve been working my way through a bushel of peaches, and this salsa is as spectacular this year as it was when we first made it five years ago.  The peaches are amazing right now, so do [...]

Canning Season Declared Open

So this happened the other day.

We totally lucked out and caught the opening day at our local strawberry patch.  We lucked out even further and motivated ourselves to head over early enough in the day to get our picking done before the rain started falling and eventually close the picking for the [...]

Thankful For Home Canned Soup

When I decided to break into the world of pressure canning, I was very nervous about doing so.  After canning my salsas, jams and fruits for years, I just couldn’t ignore the appeal of having other kinds of home-canned foods on the shelf, ready to eat.  So after much research, I took the plunge [...]

And You Thought Canning Season Was Over!

Leftover week is going quite well so far.  Last night I made a delicious pot of soup using leftover crudite veggies, turkey, wild rice and frozen corn on the cob.   Lunch the last two days for the kiddos has been leftover BBQ cocktail sausages wrapped in biscuit dough- kind of like pigs in blankets.  [...]

Whirlwind Preserving Season!

Wow! My kitchen has been fairly non-stop for a good month or so.  Every spare moment I had was spent preserving this or that.  Jams, jellies, salsas, tomatoes, peaches, pickles, pears, cherries, the list goes on and on!  I feel so blessed to have these mountains of homemade preserves on hand.

I still don’t [...]

Green Tomato Pickles

Cold arrived early this year in the Tummy Treasure gardens.  Though our first REAL cold day seems to be today, the ripening in the garden seemed to all but come to a halt at the end of September.  Where I was walking out to the garden and picking a bucketful of tomatoes every day, [...]

Time To Put The Canner Away?

It could be.

Though, I said that at the beginning of October, and since then I’ve put up nearly 25 quarts of tomatillos, tomatoes and assorted green tomato pickles.  So who knows what a few more days will bring.  I AM still on the prowl for some good deals on cranberries.  It was supposed [...]