Category Archives: Canning & Preserves

Benefits of Canning and Freezing

Benefits of Canning and Freezing

What are the great benefits of canning and freezing? If you are considering taking up this time-honored way of preserving food, you might be wondering if it’s worth it. Why bother? Are there any benefits to canning and freezing food at home? Read More >>

7 Ways to Store Fresh Food Longer

7 Ways to Store Fresh Food Longer

Experts say the average family throws out nearly 15 percent of all fresh foods they purchase each year. Depending upon where you live and the time of year, that could add up to quite a bit of money. There are several way to store fresh food longer to get the most out of your food… Read More >>

How to make hot pepper spice mix

How to make hot pepper spice mix

This past November, I had to pick all my peppers from my garden before the heavy winter storm. The pepper plants this year did really well and seemed to have tons of growth on them throughout the late, fall season. I had 10 different pepper plants this year: Red Thai Chilli, Caribbean red, Banana hot… Read More >>

How to Freeze Basil

How to Freeze Basil

At the end of the summer season last year, I had a TON of extra basil that I knew would die with the first frost when winter came. I wasn’t sure what to do with the extra batches of basil stocked in my fridge. In time, they were eventually going to turn color, so I… Read More >>

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