Zucchini Garden Salsa

Another great option for any zucchini you have that you just don’t know what to do with. Our house smelled so good when this was cooking that we had to keep one jar out of the canner so that we could immediately consume it. INGREDIENTS *Makes 8 pints 10 cups zucchini (grated or small chunks)…

Apricotageddon Jam

As previously noted we got inundated with apricots from our neighbours tree, so it was only natural to make a bunch of jam! Here is the delicious recipe followed by some chit chat (if you are interested). INGREDIENTS *Makes about 8 half-pints. 8 cups of diced apricots 1/4 cup lemon juice 5 cups sugar 1…

The Importance of Canning

As we are planning our garden for the 2021 growing year, we are also determining how we will process some of our foods. Up until we started growing a large garden, we hadn’t spent any time canning food. Our little garden in our rental gave us enough food to enjoy while it grew, but wasn’t…

We Be Jammin’ – Peach Brown Sugar Bourbon Jam

Recipe makes approx 8 half pints INGREDIENTS ~ 12 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into large chunks ~ 3 cups brown sugar ~ 2 cups granulated sugar ~ 1/2 cup lemon juice ~ 1 box pectin ~ 1/2 cup bourbon (your choice, I had Southern Comfort in my cabinet so I went with that…even…

We Be Jammin’ – Peach Thyme Jam

Another delicious jam to add to the rotation of fall canning. The flavour is amazing and the perfect mix. Although the peaches didn’t come from our garden (hopefully one day soon they will), the thyme was fresh picked from our herb bed. I recommend this for a scrumptious twist on a classic jam. This makes…

We Be Jammin’ – Pear Cardamom

It’s that time of the year where we stock our pantry with the goodies we make from our garden. Unfortunately, I don’t have fruit trees yet because we are still landscaping the yard, but now is the time to try all these great recipes to help me decide what fruit trees I must have in…

What’s Up Doc? Spicy Carrot Pickles!

We have a lot of beautiful carrots coming out of our garden this year. We did a second plant and are now getting these perfect pickle sized carrots, which are perfect for our Spicy Carrot Pickle recipe. If you only have large carrots, no problem, just slice them to the size you want. They make…

We be Jammin’

So my fall creations from the garden continue…sort of. These two delicious recipes ingredients came from someone else’s gardens, but they are tasty none-the-less, and are getting me prepared for when we have our fruit trees. Our plan is to have peaches, pears, apricots, apples and cherries. I would love some citrus trees, but they…

Strawberry Fields Forever

We had another great year with our strawberries. I wasn’t a huge fan of strawberries until we started to grow them ourselves and I realized what a strawberry should truly taste like. Store bought are just a hint of what a strawberry really should look and taste like. Our strawberries are big, juicy and red…

Hot Stuff!

We have grown many peppers in our garden. Sweet, jalapeño, Thai chilies, hot Hungarian and now banana peppers. We have also pickled most of the peppers we have grown, with the exception of the sweet peppers. They are all really good, but so far the best ones for pickling have been the hot Hungarian. I…