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, [...]
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 [...]
The single easiest act of food preservation you could ever do is freeze your own blueberries. You know how you go to a farmstand or a Farmer’s Market and you see those big 10 pound boxes of blueberries, and you wonder how you’d ever manage to use them all?
Buy them. You’ll use them [...]
So for the next little while, I’ll probably be going through old photos I have taken over the last several months and sharing different recipes and such. Hopefully I’ll have some new stuff to share as well. After all, it’s summer and the growing season, and there’s always something new to discover. Why, just [...]
One of the new recipes I tried this canning season was a recipe for Canned Apple Pie Filling. I absolutely love the idea of pie filling, but I have never purchased a pie filling that was really and truly delicious. They are okay, and fit the bill sometimes, but they really are never the [...]
Yesterday was an impromptu jamming day. I had originally planned on spending the day finishing up our camping laundry and getting things put away from vacation, but then the e-mail came in. The local strawberry patch announced their last day of picking, and because it was the last day, the berries were only $1.oo [...]
Here I was, all excited and proud of myself because I kicked off the month of February with a bang as far as posting frequency goes. And then the Super Bowl was over, and team Green Bay won Tomato Bowl 2011 by a landslide. Then, I had a week of eating up all those [...]
I think this is the last one, anyway. I wanted to make sure I shared about this fantastic salsa for a few reasons. One, being that it is extremely delicious- it has an amazing depth of flavor from the chipotle and the roasted vegetables. But the second being that a batch of this salsa [...]
I’m really excited about this one today, because it’s freshly made, and it’s a result of the produce in my garden.
The other day I went out to pick some mini bell peppers for the kids to snack on, when I decided that a few of my pepper plants were not as they should [...]
I promise, I’m almost done with the salsas- just two more to go after this one!
This salsa is your basic, straightforward salsa that comes to us, once again, from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. We were joking around that weekend (which was a month ago already-yikes!) that next year we’ll have [...]
Of all the salsas we made at SalsaFest 2010, this was the most unique. Again, it didn’t meet our criteria at all- it didn’t use any of the tomatoes that we were purposing to use up. But we did find a great deal on mangoes at the farmer’s market, and when we found fresh [...]
This salsa we made utilized a product that I’d never really used before- dried chilies. I’ve only ever used them in curries, and then I used just one or two dried chili in the pan for a few minutes before it was removed. In this case, you take dried chilies, soak them in hot [...]