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

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

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

Tart Cherry Pie Filling
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Tart Cherry Pie Filling

With cherries ripening and brightening up orchard trees now is the time to be looking for a good pie recipe to use those fresh cherries in! My family and I picked the red cherries off of the trees last night, so today has been spent pitting the cherries and putting them away in the freezer … 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

Ginger and Garlic Glazed Sweet Carrot Recipe {For Canning}
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Ginger and Garlic Glazed Sweet Carrot Recipe {For Canning}

I tried my hand tonight at canning carrots. I have canned salsa, spaghetti sauce, cucumbers and okra in the past…but never carrots! I suppose I have canned all of the others because you can get by canning those items with a water bath. When canning carrots though, a pressure canner is needed. Fortunately for me, … Continue reading

Roasted Corn {Easy to shuck with NO SILK remaining!}
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Roasted Corn {Easy to shuck with NO SILK remaining!}

With summer sneaking up on us, there are bound to be many corn on the cob eating sessions to ensue. I love eating corn on the cob. I love the taste and the crispness of fresh sweet corn. There’s nothing quite like it. You see, I grew up in central Illinois. I don’t know if … Continue reading