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 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 […]

Homemade Italian Herb Pizza Sauce For Canning

Homemade Italian Herb Pizza Sauce For Canning

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 […]