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How to Can Homemade Italian Marinara Sauce

jars of marinara sauce

I totally lucked out and got 15 pounds of end-of-season organic tomatoes last week.  My daughter was thrilled when she saw them because she knew exactly what that meant….homemade marinara sauce. A note: end-of-season tomatoes don’t look as smooth and lovely as mid-season tomatoes. This is because they expand andRead the Rest…

Canning 101: Pressure Canning

pressurecanner

A few words about pressure canning. First of all, you are NOT going to blow yourself up.  Let’s put this thought to rest right now!  My first attempt at pressure canning took place after I’d sent the girls off to school one day,  just in case, things began exploding. IRead the Rest…

Autumn Garden Stew

root veg

  One great way to make use of all those tasty root veggies in your fall garden is with a hearty stew. Based on what you have available, you can mix and match the veggies below to your heart’s content.  Do not add flour or other thickener to your stewRead the Rest…

Bestern Southwestern Chicken Soup

bsw soup

I’m in the process of a looooooonnnnggg move.  Okay, it’s not quite cross country but still a 7 hour drive. So I am trying to use up the contents of my freezer and my garden in order to allow it to travel better. Also, if you think about it, I’mRead the Rest…