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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…

How To Make Your Own Chili Powder

How To Make Your Own Chili Powder

Drying and grinding your own chili powder is one of the easiest ways to preserve hot peppers. If you’re a spice lover, you know how important the freshness of your ground spices can be. So knowing you can have a good quality supply of chili…

Drying Tomatoes: In the Oven or the Dehydrator.

Drying Tomatoes: In the Oven or the Dehydrator.

If you have an abundance of tomatoes and you aren’t big on canning, then drying them is a great way to preserve the taste of summer. Using a dehydrator is a great way to dry them, but it can be done easily in an oven…

Roasted Garlic Oil (& Storing roasted garlic!)

Roasted Garlic Oil (& Storing roasted garlic!)

Roasted garlic oil is a simple and delicious way to add an extra boost of flavour to any meal. By using a neutral oil you can get even more bang for your buck too! And once you have your delicious new flavoured oil, you can…

Lamb’s Quarters Pesto

Lamb’s Quarters Pesto

Summer to us means pesto season! There are so many yummy ways to make pesto and this summer, lamb’s quarters is growing in abundance. So that means, you guessed it, Lamb’s Quarters Pesto! This is a simple and delicious foragable sauce that you’ll be adding…

Our 1st 18 Months on the Homestead

Our 1st 18 Months on the Homestead

We’re 18 months into our homesteading adventure. I can’t believe it’s been that long, and at the same time, it’s flown by. Some days I still come home and just stare at our little house and everything we’ve managed to accomplish. This journey has been…

10 Easy Ways to Start Living More Waste Free

10 Easy Ways to Start Living More Waste Free

Living waste free is something that we’ve been working towards in our house for a few years. We aren’t by any means fully waste free, but every goal starts with baby steps. The waste free lifestyle is becoming more common in daily life. And it…

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…

Duck Prosciutto

Duck Prosciutto

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making your own charcuterie, it’s good to start small. If you got too big right out of the gate, there’s a risk you’ll get frustrated and give up. As with so many things, it’s easy to…