Month: August 2014

Finally, bread that’s not a brick

Finally, bread that’s not a brick

Nothing warms the home like the smell of fresh baked bread. It’s warm, it’s comforting and most of all, it tastes amazing — most of the time. I have had a lot bread failures in my time. My homemade bread is not light and fluffy, […]

Ground Cherry Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Ground Cherry Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Remember those ground cherries I told you about? If my last post didn’t convince you to add these to your garden next year then this post will. I have a bumper crop this year and I am picking about a bowl full of the little […]

Addicted to canning

Addicted to canning

There is no greater sound when canning than the popping of a lid. This signals a successful jar of preserves that can last up to a year, or in some cases longer. Ever since I popped my canning cherry a few weeks ago, I have […]

Baking with beets

Baking with beets

Had I tried these as a kid, I would have been fooled. I had to be tricked into eating most vegetables growing up. The list of vegetables I would eat without a fight was short — celery, lettuce, artichoke. The last one throws everyone off, not […]

Popping my canning cherry and a pickle recipe

Popping my canning cherry and a pickle recipe

Get it? Popping my canning cherry. Like that sweet popping sound you want to hear when you can. It’s a sweet sound I tell you, especially when there is a symphony of popping lids. It means victory. Everything is growing like mad around here. While […]