July, 2012

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Field Trip to Canning Heaven

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So….there I was driving down the road when I saw the sign. Much like Alice in Wonderland, what could I do but follow the instructions? Okay, that was not the exact sign I saw but I couldn’t drive at highway speeds and grab my camera and take a picture withoutRead the Rest…

Blueberry Lemon Jamgasm

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  What is a “Jamgasm”? That is a jam that is so decadently good that, when you taste it, it causes an uncontrollable explosion of pleasure in your mouth! This stuff is like the Muse of Jams.  Everyone that has tried it has been struck with sudden inspiration: “OMGosh –Read the Rest…

Spiced Apple Sauce

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Round two of the applesauce production line resulted in a new creations that smelled so good I wanted to stick my face in the pot while it was cooking. Refer to  “Removing Pesticide from Produce” for  apple prep instructions. 1 bushel of apples, cored and chopped 1 cup of pureRead the Rest…

How to Can Homemade Applesauce

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When life gives you apples, make applesauce! I recently scored a bushel of apples at the farmer’s market.  They are last year’s apples, stored in a climate controlled environment.  My fave farmer told me that apples will be few and far between this year, because we had an early spring,Read the Rest…

Renegade Taco Sauce

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 A raccoon did a midnight raid on my tomato patch.  The Renegade Raccoon took a bite out of some newly ripe tomatoes and knocked some green ones to the ground.    In an effort to salvage them, using other items from my garden and things I had on hand IRead the Rest…

Why the Patriot Movement Just Isn’t “Moving”

A lot is said about the “Patriot Movement” in the US, but the movement doesn’t really seem to be getting anywhere. Don’t get me wrong – there are some very notable people out there doing great things.  Consider the alternative journalists who are quite literally, risking their lives to shareRead the Rest…

Holodomor 2012

“On one side, millions of starving peasants, their bellies often swollen from lack of food; on the other, soldiers, members of the GPU (secret police) carrying out the instructions of the dictatorship of the proletariat. They had gone over the country like a swarm of locusts and taken away everythingRead the Rest…