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Canning Tomatoes

If you’re interested in learning to preserve your own food, can tomatoes.  If you love the flavor of real sun ripened home grown tomatoes and miss it in the winter, can tomatoes.  Worried about BPA in liners of canned tomatoes?  Can … Continue reading

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Zucchinis Galore

It’s August, and that means we’ve got plenty of zucchinis… in fact, we may have a few zucchinis too many.  One of our favorite ways to use a bunch of these prolific vegetables each year is in a big batch … Continue reading

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Marmalade Season

It’s getting to be the end of citrus season, so I made a point of fitting a marmalade canning session into my February vacation schedule.  My dad’s family has been making marmalade since the 50s, as proven by the old … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts for Food Lovers

Want to give gifts that are useful?  Do you want them to have a personal touch?  Would you rather not spend very much money?  Here’s some of my favorite food related DIY gifts: Vanilla Extract:  Vanilla extract is easy to … Continue reading

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Making Apple Sauce with Kids

It’s apple season!  This year was a great one for fruit trees in Vermont.  Even unpruned apple trees on the sides of roads and in yards are bearing beautiful and delicious fruit.  When a nearby business mentioned free apple picking … Continue reading

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Preserving Hot Sauce

This year we added another product to our list of canned goods: Hot Sauce! We did two versions – one cooked and canned and one naturally fermented.  Both used the same basic ingredients: equal parts of onions, carrots, tomatoes, and … Continue reading

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