Category Archives: Preservation

Strawberry Picking

I have fond childhood memories of berry picking.  My dad’s side of the family would all get together and go to a local farm to pick strawberries.  I can remember hot, sunny days and eating more strawberries than I put … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut Results

As I posted about all the way back in October, I made my first batch of homemade sauerkraut this year using a local cabbage from the farmer’s market.  Sauerkraut is fairly easy to make, but the fermentation process take a … Continue reading

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Applesauce 2011

Our favorite fall tradition…

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

As mentioned last week, I have a few fermentation and culturing projects in the works.  So far my sauerkraut is just sitting there.  It hasn’t developed any mold or weird odors, so I’m crossing my fingers that it will be … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut and Sourdough

This weekend I finally got started on trying some new things.  I guess the fact that it’s a long weekend gave me the extra motivation. A few weeks ago, I bought a head of cabbage at the farmer’s market, and … Continue reading

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What a weekend!

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen this weekend!  J takes care of most of the cooking during the week, so I try to get in there and take over on the weekend.  I made 2 quarts of … Continue reading

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Saving Tomato Seeds

This year we bought all of our tomato plants as starts from a local garden shop.  Since they were organically grown heirloom varieties, they were a bit pricey.  It’s definitely not cost effective to purchase starts year after year, so … Continue reading

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