Heirloom Tomato Basil Soup {for canning}
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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}
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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

Peach Lime Preserves {using low or no sugar pectin}
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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

Patacones {Panamanian double fried plantains}
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Patacones {Panamanian double fried plantains}

One of my favorite meals of all time is a savory chicken sofrito {just a completely awesome sauce} with rice served alongside patacones, or double fried plantains. My mother in law is from Panama and so I have learned to cook a few of the delicious and native foods that she grew up eating….fried plantains … Continue reading

Jalapeño Jelly {for canning}
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Jalapeño Jelly {for canning}

With all of the jalapeño peppers that this summer heat is producing in our garden I thought it would be an ideal time to make some jalapeño jelly. I have never made this before, but have eaten it a number of times at holiday parties served with cream cheese and crackers. I found the basic … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
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Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread

I am starting to feel like we are having zucchini and squash coming out of our ears! I don’t stress about this though because these are some of my favorite summer veggies. They are not only good for grilling and stir-frying, but also make an awesome bread! When we have more than we can use … 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

No-Knead Crusty Whole Wheat Bread {with an overnight rise}
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No-Knead Crusty Whole Wheat Bread {with an overnight rise}

Today’s post was inspired by a friend who posted a recipe on Facebook for no-knead bread that has a slow rise overnight. The ingredients in that recipe? All-purpose flour, salt, yeast and water. I thought I could make it a little healthier and more tasty {although I didn’t try that recipe, I am sure it … Continue reading