Preserving

Fermented Jalapenos

Fermented jalapenos are super easy to make. They are a great addition to any sandwich or salad. They are spicy and salty and garlicky. Lacto fermenting jalapenos is also a great way to preserve jalapenos. I started growing jalapenos in my garden a few seasons ago mostly for others (I sell them at the farmer’s …

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Blanching Potatoes For Freezing

In this post, we will go over the simple process of blanching potatoes before freezing. If you have some potatoes to preserve and you would like to freeze them it’s a good idea to blanch them before placing them in the freezer. Blanching potatoes will ensure that they stay firm and keep their taste for …

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Cowboy Candy Recipe For Canning

Cowboy candy is just another name for candied jalapenos. These spicy peppers are candied in sugar and vinegar and create the perfect hot pepper preserve to add to sandwiches, bread, casseroles, and so on. Cowboy candy is a simple way to preserve peppers. To be honest, I am not a huge fan of spicy peppers. …

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Canning Roasted Red Peppers

Canning roasted red peppers at home is fairly easy! It’s a great way to preserve your garden peppers and the result is delicious. Canned roasted red peppers can be used in many ways and add amazing flavor to many dishes. Peppers are a must-have in the summer garden. In fact, you’re most likely going to …

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Canning Hot Peppers

Canning hot peppers is simple. Use this recipe and follow the tutorial to can any kind of hot pepper for long-term storage. A couple years ago, I bought a pack of Jalapenos peppers. Honestly, I don’t like spicy food, so hot peppers were never my thing, but I do make a mean shakshuka that benefits …

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How to Make Mulberry Jam

Learn how to make mulberry jam. This mulberry jam is simple to make, not too sweet and preserves the very special taste of mulberries. It’s a favorite spring and summer jam! My childhood memories include a whole lot of mulberries. I grew up in Israel, in a small place called a Kibbutz. If you are …

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Canning Carrots Step By Step

Canning carrots is a simple and quick way to preserve them for months. Canned carrots are stored at room temperature and are ready to be added to any meal or they can be used as a delicious side dish. We love carrots! I plant them in my garden during the spring and the fall. It …

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Low Sugar Mixed Berry Jam

This low sugar mixed berry jam is so easy and simple to make. Throw in whatever berries you can come by, some sugar, and fresh lemon juice and you have a wonderful jam! It’s also very simple to can. I love making all the jams… Fig jam (my favorite!), mango jam, cantaloupe jam, peach jam, …

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How to Can Beets

Learn how to can beets at home so you can use them year-round and for long term storage. Canning beets is simple and doesn’t take too long. Beets need to be pressure canned whole or sliced. I’ll show you how to easily can beets in this picture tutorial. For years I was so frustrated because …

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How to Freeze Pumpkin Puree

Learn how to freeze pumpkin puree so you can enjoy pumpkins year-round. Freezing pumpkin puree is a simple and quick way to preserve pumpkins for up to a year. There are so many ways to use pumpkin puree and even though it’s pretty simple to can pumpkins, it’s not safe to can pumpkin puree. So …

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Persimmon Jam Recipe

Persimmon jam is a simple and quick jam to make. It has a unique flavor and it can be seasoned with fall spices or can be made with nothing but sugar and a little bit of lemon juice. It’s an easy jam and a great way to preserve the fall harvest and flavor. On one …

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How to Preserve Lemon Peel

In this post, I’ll show you how to preserve lemon peel. There are a few ways to do this, but in this post, we are going to use oil and salt for this preserved lemon rind. It’s delicious! I love eating it with any chicken or fish dish or adding it to any sandwich. It …

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