Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

Why I Can ~ And Why You Should Too

I am often asked why I take the time for home canning and dehydrating foods during the summer months. Here’s what I tell them, just in case you were interested too. What’s in your jar? The most important reason is that when I “put up” foods at home I know exactly what is in it. I try […]

How to Pressure Can Asparagus Perfectly

How to Pressure Can Asparagus Perfectly

One of my favorite things about spring is watching the tops of the asparagus poke up through the soil. Because I know that means that I’m not too far away from eating that asparagus that is poking up through the soil. Grilled asparagus, bacon wrapped asparagus, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce, Steamed Asparagus with Balsamic Vinaigrette, pickled […]

How to Easily Can Rhubarb at Home

How to Easily Can Rhubarb at Home

Rhubarb is one of those things that I hated as a kid and discovered I liked as an adult. It is a perennial that has a fairly short season during April and May. In the Northwest US they can sometimes get a second harvest in the fall. The taste reminds me of tart apples with […]

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling ~ A Canning Recipe

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling ~ A Canning Recipe

Who doesn’t love pie? I can remember coming home from school and walking into the house filled with the delicious smell of pie baking. Those were perfect days. It didn’t matter what had happened at school that day, it was all washed away by the amazing aroma wafting through the door to greet me. I […]