So it is time to make pesto. My basil plants are doing well and I need to encourage more growth so time to cut some leaves and make pesto. I love to have pesto in the freezer to use on pizza, appetizers, and on pasta. I use the same “recipe” every time. Although I posted… Continue reading Making Pesto and Canning Peppers
Ok so I was cleaning out my freezer and found a ziplock bag with turkey bones. So I made broth! The bones were already cooked with the bird of course. Then when they had cooled I put them into a ziplock and threw them in my freezer until another day when I had more time.… Continue reading Turkey broth
Back in April I started a test to see how I could label my reusable Tattler lids (you can see the original post here Tattler Testing) Well it has been about 6 months of the writing on the lids. Let’s see how they clean up. So above is how the lids looked when I got… Continue reading Tattler Testing part II
Well it is fall and one family tradition we have is to go apple picking. We have a local apple farm that we visit every year. We pick our own apples, a half bushel worth. Normally we wait until later in October to go but this year we went early. Boy was it a great… Continue reading Fun with Apples
So a dear friend of mine sent me a message before fair weekend saying she was going to can pasta sauce and invited me over. She had remember I had said to her I wanted to learn how to do it awhile ago. But I told her I couldn’t do it since it was fair weekend.… Continue reading Learning about pasta sauce!
Like I said in my last post, my favorite farmer is having a ladies artisan swap. I am so excited for this event. I signed up the second I got the email. I am taking blueberry pie filling. I am looking forward to all the homemade stuff I will get at the swap. I drove… Continue reading Blueberry Pie Filling
We have missed raspberry season for the last two years, so this year I wasn’t going to miss it. I purchased pre-picked berries. I got a flat which held 12 pints. With the little hands and a very busy hubby it was just easier this way for this year My littlest guy has become a… Continue reading Raspberry Jam and Pie Filling
This week my boys and I went to the strawberry field and picked. I love how sweet my oldest was with his little brother. He keep teaching him about which ones to pick and leave behind. It really worked too we only had a few that weren’t any good! Now when I started canning I… Continue reading Strawberries
When I started canning I used the metal one use lids. After I a couple of canning seasons I have gotten used to them. So I decided to change things up. We purchased Tattler Reusable Regular Mouth Lids as well as Tattler Reusable Wide Mouth Lids. I still use the metal lids as well, for… Continue reading Tattler Testing
OK so I am a planner. I like to have all my ducks in a row before anything. If I have to stop in the middle of a project, it tends to not be finished for a while. Which when it comes to canning just plain doesn’t work. So about this time, after I have… Continue reading Is it to early to get ready for canning?