Food Storage & Preservation

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Putting Up

Putting Up

For years I participated in the weekly Harvest¬†Monday link ups (previously hosted by Daphne, but now residing, thankfully,¬†with Dave). I was so proud of every single ear of corn, apple, bush bean and kale leaf. I'd harvest it all, bring it all in, and painstakingly weight it *and document it. An ounce here, a few pounds there. Every single harvest…
Citrus Marmalade

Citrus Marmalade

I spent a good portion of the weekend making two batches of citrus Marmalade. . . Grapefruit Marmalade and Meyer Lemon Marmalade. . . And I couldn't be happier for it! See, it was quite serendipitous that Angi was offering some of her excess (completely delicious and organic) Meyer Lemons and Grapefruits at the same time I was learning about…
2014’s Most Rockin’ Posts

2014’s Most Rockin’ Posts

As we approach the closing of yet another year, I debated on whether or not I should get all deep and introspective on you, my dear readers...you know, go into all of the changes we've seen over the past year...talk about the challenges we faced...the goals that were crossed off the all mighty To-Do list and those that will be…
Dehydrating Old Apples

Dehydrating Old Apples

Ever have grand plans that fall through when real life gets in the way? Yeah, it's a thing! After all of the harvesting was done from our young apple trees on the urban farm, I was sure I'd get busy with baking everything-apple-under-the-sun! I started off with a bang with some Apple Coffee Cake and a couple of batches of…
An Organized Pantry

An Organized Pantry

...is a happy pantry. Or, at the very least, it makes for a couple of happy ladies who need to use said pantry every.single.day. Now, I will spare you the before pictures here because 1) no one needs to see that and 2) I forgot to take them (I know, bad blogger). See, cleaning the pantry was actually not on…
Excess Eggs? Freeze ’em Up!

Excess Eggs? Freeze ’em Up!

At the height of summer, when the chickens are laying well and providing an abundance of eggs, I often find that we have way too many eggs hanging around waiting to be eaten. Now, we have friends and family who will take a dozen here and there, and we have one friend who purchases a few dozen every few weeks,…
Master Tonic / Fire Cider Pulp Uses

Master Tonic / Fire Cider Pulp Uses

So you made your Master Tonic (or Fire Cider, as it's also called) on the New Moon and are straining it with the Full Moon, but what on Earth will you do with all of that leftover pulp?! I'll tell you, when I strained our first batch a couple of months ago, I was determined to not waste a bit…