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  • Fermented Green Tomatoes
    Fermented green tomatoes are tangy, healthy, delicious, and super easy to make. This is not only a great way to use and preserve unripe tomatoes but it’s also a delicious snack or side dish. I had a little bit of a mess in one of my tomato rows in the garden this year… Even though …

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  • Pickled Green Tomatoes
    Pickled green tomatoes are easy to make and are delicious! They are tangy and healthy and a great way to use and preserve the last tomatoes of the season, the ones that often don’t have the chance to ripen all the way. Years ago, I decided that I hate tomato cages. It was hard to …

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  • Balsamic Onion Jam
    Balsamic onion jam is easy to make! With only five ingredients you can turn your onions into a delicious jam that you can use in many ways. This is also a great way to preserve onions. This past year, we planted 900 onions for market. It wasn’t planned… I bought 180 onion plants from Johnny’s …

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  • Fermented Garlic Scapes
    Fermented garlic scapes are an easy, healthy, and delicious snack! They can be added as a side to any dish and are a great way to preserve garlic scapes. It takes only a few minutes to put together a jar of these fermented garlic scapes! Garlic scapes are this premium crop that we eagerly wait …

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  • Garlic Scapes: Harvest, Recipes, Preservation
    Garlic scapes are the flowering stalk of the garlic plant. They are delicious and healthy and there are many different ways to use them. You’ll find some garlic scape recipes and garlic scape preserving tutorials in this post. We are in Central NC, gardening zone 7b. In our area, we can grow both hard-neck and …

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