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Canning Beans at Home

Canning Beans at Home

Beans canned at home is one of the newest additions to our homestead pantry, and it’s a great one! Most folks are aware that buying dry beans is a big money saver from buying canned beans. But for busy nights or last minute meals they…

Simple Pickled Onions

Simple Pickled Onions

Pickling onions was one of the first things I ever tried in the preserving world. And the result obviously led me to a super fun world of canning! This very simple recipe will leave you with a few jars of yummy pickled onions, that are…

Green Tomato Salsa

Green Tomato Salsa

The end of the growing season in Ontario means lots and lots of green tomatoes. And that means, Green Tomato Salsa! It’s just like regular salsa, but it’s green! When you only grow a small amount of tomatoes each year, making sure you’re using every…

A Thick, Rich, and Delicious Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

A Thick, Rich, and Delicious Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

Tomato sauce is one of the best, and most common ways of storing your tomato harvest. And making tomato sauce doesn’t need any special cooking skills. Roasted Tomato Sauce became our go to last year. It has a rich and deep flavour, with hints of…

The Basics of Pressure Canning

The Basics of Pressure Canning

Canning is one of my favourite methods for preserving foods. But not everything is suitable to be canned using the traditional water bath method. Water bath canning restricts your preservation options to acidic foods. So unless you water to make a jam, jelly or pickle…

Pickled Beets

Pickled Beets

Pickling beets is the favourite way of preserving them in our house. Sometimes I cook them into dishes like ratatouille and lasagne that can be frozen for later. But pickled beets find there way into our meals A LOT. So much so that we simply…

Rhubarb Jam with Farmgate Cider

Rhubarb Jam with Farmgate Cider

Early summer in Ontario is the time of the season when rhubarb is in abundance. And there are so many ways to enjoy it! We will eat rhubarb in as many ways as we can when it’s available but it can be sad to watch…

Roasted Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are so wonderful fresh. But just like so many things, they are possibly even tastier when they’ve been roasted. All of the juices and sugars caramelize and make for a perfect addition to pretty much any dish you would otherwise put peppers into.…