Italian Herbed Tomato Sauce ~ A Canning Recipe

Italian Herbed Tomato Sauce ~ A Canning Recipe

There is something about this time of year that always makes me question some of my life choices. Have you ever wished you could go back and talk to your younger self? If I could, I would go back to earlier this year and tell myself, “What kind of crazy are you? No one needs […]

This is My Quest and Canning Homemade Enchilada Sauce

This is My Quest and Canning Homemade Enchilada Sauce

“What is your name?” “Cery.” “What is your quest?” “I seek the holy grail.” (Of food, anyway.) “What is your favorite color?” “Purple.  Duh!”   Ok, now that’s out of the way and I can concentrate. 🙂 My current quest is actually to replace all of the things that I threw out of my pantry […]

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 to can and dehydrate 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 […]

Pressure Canning Rhubarb at Home

Pressure Canning 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 […]

Pressure Canning Asparagus at Home

Pressure Canning Asparagus at Home

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 […]

Decadent Spiced Plums ~ a Canning Recipe

Decadent Spiced Plums ~ a Canning Recipe

Plums are a favorite fruit around these parts and I do all kinds of yummy things with them. Plum jelly. Plum Apple Sauce. Asian Plum Sauce. But one of our favorites is this recipe for Spiced Plums. These are great served room temperature with pound cake or hot as a cobbler or crisp. I image […]