Sofrito {for canning}
Dairy Free / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Vegetables

Sofrito {for canning}

I’m trying to break the mold a little bit of my standard go-to summer tomato canning recipes. I always make salsa and spaghetti sauce…which, don’t get me wrong, are great…but it’s like my cross country coach from high school once upon a time said, “Variety is the spice of life!” One of my favorite meals, … Continue reading

Homemade Ketchup {for canning}
Dairy Free / Dressings & Marinades / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Vegetables

Homemade Ketchup {for canning}

We use a lot of ketchup in our house. I grew up eating it on everything. Ketchup on chicken…on baked potatoes…on potato chips…even on eggs. My grandpa even eats it on top of holubtsi, which are an Eastern European cabbage roll dish, that I grew up eating. {Hmmm, sometime I will have to make a … Continue reading

Heirloom Tomato Basil Soup {for canning}
Dairy Free / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Soups / Vegetables

Heirloom Tomato Basil Soup {for canning}

Out of all of the different types of tomato plants we planted this year, it seems that our heirloom tomato varieties have out-shown their competitors. I am not complaining though, because I love the different color and shaped summer delicacies! We seemed to have quite a few today so I decided to make a summer … Continue reading

Salsa {for canning}
Dressings & Marinades / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Snacks / Vegetables

Salsa {for canning}

The canning has begun! I processed my first batch of salsa today in the canner. I unfortunately haven’t been able to make any salsa before today because I have been waiting for enough of the tomatoes to ripen up at the same time to make a batch…so today was the day! Salsa is a staple … Continue reading

Peach Lime Preserves {using low or no sugar pectin}
Dairy Free / Egg free / Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving

Peach Lime Preserves {using low or no sugar pectin}

I wasn’t planning on making this preserves today, but the decision was sort of made for me when I walked down to the basement to discover that one of my daughters had left the deep freezer door WIDE open yesterday in the attempt to search out a popsicle. Hence, EVERYTHING was defrosted. So, I have … Continue reading