Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}
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Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}

Last summer we were fortunate enough to acquire some beautifully plump and ripe blackberries from an aunt that has amazing blackberry bushes. I had very good intentions at the time of taking them home and making a lovely jam right away. Unfortunately life, and other gardening and canning duties, took priority over the blackberries. They … Continue reading

Homemade Ketchup {for canning}
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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

Salsa {for canning}
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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

Sweet Pickle Relish {for canning}
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Sweet Pickle Relish {for canning}

This recipe for sweet pickle relish is a great one to use for large, overgrown cucumbers that might be past their prime for pickle making. I know we always have cucumbers that grow HUGE because they have been hiding under the vines, or simply because we have neglected picking. For an even zestier or spicier … Continue reading

Oil-free Fresh Herb Vinaigrette
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Oil-free Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

We started the planting of our garden a bit later than we normally do this year. Even so, it is amazing to watch everyday as the plants grow a bit bigger and buds and flowers start forming. It gets me excited for when we will be able to start harvesting the big things like tomatoes, … Continue reading