Category Archives for "Pressure Canning"

Canning the Thanksgiving Leftovers

An added bonus to the Thanksgiving holiday feast is the boon that it can give to your pantry.  If you have some jars and fresh lids, your kitchen already contains everything you need to add an abundant amount of food to your stockpile! Turkey, veggies, and cranberry sauce will all make beautiful additions to your […]

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This Week’s Harvest: Pumpkins

The crisp autumn chill signals that it’s time to walk through the crunchy leaves back to the garden to harvest your pumpkins.  If you don’t have them growing in your own back yard, you can find a local farm or market  HERE and get a great deal, especially now that Halloween is over. Pumpkin trivia: Pumpkin is […]

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This Week’s Harvest: Carrots

The leaves are beginning to turn, the air is crisp, and the current harvest is root vegetables.  This week the focus is on carrots, crisp and sweet, straight from the rich earth.  I just scored a 25 pound box of fresh carrots and spent part of a day preserving them  – if you don’t have […]

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This Week’s Harvest: Apples

It’s apple season!  This is without a doubt one of my favorite times of the year. I love it when the house is fragrant with apples and cinnamon.  A visit to a you-pick orchard or farm stand is a great way to spend a fall afternoon if you don’t happen to have an apple tree […]

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Canning Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs (Grocery Store Version)

Want to turn $10   into 7  entrees? It’s easy – just can some spaghetti sauce with meatballs!  Canning your own meals gives you the benefits of great taste, knowing what  you’re eating, and quality ingredients with no preservatives.  Learn more about the benefits of making your own “fast food” HERE. The following recipe will […]

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This Week’s Harvest: Green Peas

Sitting on the porch and shelling peas with the kids, watching the butterflies in the garden, and smelling the lilacs in bloom.  (Telling the kids, “Put them in the bowl, not in your mouth!”) That is the scene at our place every year about this time.  Green peas are a sure sign of spring.  Whether […]

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