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Simple Freezer Cooking for the Freezer Cooking Failureby  

Here’s how you can use freezer cooking to reduce meal prep time, without spending extra hours in the kitchen. It will also save your sanity, time and money!

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How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 2by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Did you miss Part 1 of How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything? Go right on over HERE to read it. It will give you some fantastic information about: Why we preserve food The 7 types... Read More

How to Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything: Part 1by  

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer It's nearly August, that time of year when zucchini show up unannounced on your doorstep, peaches are offered for sale by the bushel, and tomatoes proliferate. Needless to say, it's a time of bounty, when... Read More

How to Make Honey Sweetened Summer Berry Preservesby  

  By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Summertime is filled with a bounty of the most amazing fresh produce. But by far, one of our favorites is berry season! First to appear are red and delicious strawberries, followed by sweet-n-tangy raspberries, plump blueberries... Read More

65 Fabulous Gluten-Free Strawberry Recipes for Springby  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Strawberry season has arrived! And even though these bright red beauties are calling to us everywhere we turn – from roadside stands to farmers markets to local grocery stores – my family's favorite way to get our hands... Read More

How to Pit and Freeze Sweet Cherries & 18 Unique Cherry Recipesby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer One of our family's most favorite things to do in the summer is to visit local U-pick farms and spend the day enjoying the beauty and bounty of God's creation. We have fun and work together... Read More

This Christmas, Give the Gift of Nutrition Through Fermentation {plus Free Printables!}by  

By Diana, Contributing Writer I can't believe it's been a week since Thanksgiving.  I had a wonderful time planning and preparing a real food feast for my family and friends. I spent two days in preparation that included a slow... Read More

Freezing and Using Up an Abundance of Peppersby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer I don't pretend to be a master gardener. In fact, my thumb is more black than green. But one vegetable that always seems to flourish in my garden is the pepper. And, despite my limited... Read More

5 Frugal Ways to Stock Up on Chemical Free Fruits and Vegetables to Preserveby  

Written by Diana, Contributing Writer Just like clockwork, late summer comes knocking with an explosion of fresh vegetables. This is a typical late summer harvest at my urban homestead.  I do my best to use as much as I can... Read More

Canning: Not What You Think!by  

Written by Anne S, Guest Writer In the "old days", canning was just part of the household routine, a useful way to preserve the bounty of the growing season for the cold dark days of winter. Mothers passed down the... Read More

September at Our Homeby  

I can hardly believe that fall is upon us already, but the beautiful crimson leaves outside my window attest to the fact that it's true. I am always sad to see the summer go, especially since we had such a... Read More

Gardening with Herbs 101: Harvesting Your Herbsby  

Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Our weather may not be showing signs of Autumn, but our plants and gardens are certainly indicating it is time for harvesting! If you have been consistently using your herbs throughout the summer, you... Read More

Small Batch Dehydrating for the Summer Bountyby  

There's a woman who lives a few blocks down from me with this miraculous garden that seems to go from a freshly tilled plot to a wildly abundant gardener's delight in about one month flat (my husband keeps telling me... Read More

How to Peel Peaches and Tomatoes for Canningby  

Although I've been canning for 4-5 years now, it was only about 2 years ago that I learned this simple trick for peeling peaches that has made canning an easier task. I was missing out! My 6 year old and I... Read More

Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Fruit Chutneyby  

by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Summer, and the fruit it brings, has a way of overwhelming many of us. If you've got a pile of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots or any other kind of fruit sitting in the middle of... Read More

Planning What to Preserveby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Are you new to preserving food -- or maybe just curious about it?  Maybe you'd like to give it a shot, but don't really know where to start. I was in your shoes last... Read More

5 Ways to Use Blueberries this Seasonby  

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Full of flavor, sweet and nutritious, a blueberry in season is one of summers greatest pleasures. Fresh blueberries are delicious on their own and need no special preparation. However, they do go bad quickly,... Read More

Dry to Preserve: A Quick Guide to Dehydrationby  

Written by Stacey T, Contributing Writer So you’ve started your garden, and other than a few minor hiccups (which always seem to happen regardless of skill or experience), things are probably going pretty well, right? Are you preparing to preserve... Read More

Preserving Food with the Lactic-Acid Fermentation Method: Sauerkraut Tutorialby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The original cabbage patch kid... For as long as I can remember, I've loved sauerkraut. As a small child, my mom served it on a regular basis with roast and mashed potatoes. I would scoop out... Read More

Plan & Plant Now for Sustainability, Freedom, and a Backyard Revolutionby  

I am not an expert gardener and have only spent the last few years taking a stab at preserving what we eat and eating what we preserve. Every year, though, I grow more and more excited because every year we... Read More

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