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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Drying Herbs In a Dehydrator

Drying Herbs In a Dehydrator

How and why to use a Dehydrator to preserve your fresh herbs. It’s not as hard as you might think, and will save you time and money in the end!