How to Dry and Use Lemon Peel
Make your own lemon peel powder in your dehydrator or oven. Use your homemade lemon peel powder for cooking, cleaning and skincare (yes, really!)
Blanching & Freezing Carrots
Blanching is such a scary word, an intimidating word, but really when it comes to carrots it just means boiling. Whew! Boiling is much less intimidating than blanching, who doesn’t know how t…
Stop Wasting Overripe Fruit with This Smart, Simple Method
I have a bad (if you can call it that) habit of going overboard every time I buy fresh fruit these days. Sweet Georgia peaches? I’ll take a dozen! Bright red cherries? A couple pounds will do. Oh, strawberries? Might as well grab a couple quarts. And of course, I’ll need half a watermelon. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little, but it’s way more than two people can manage to eat.
5 Ways to Preserve Sweet Cherries
Use one or more of these 5 ways to preserve sweet cherries to have them on the pantry shelves all year long for adults and kid alike.
Veggie & Shrimp Stir Fry: Freezer Skillet Meal
Sweet, tangy, with a definite Asian flair this dish is perfect served over a big bowl of white or brown rice. While you can buy your vegetables fresh and dice I find that it is better to buy them frozen and ready to go in the bag. Not only is it cost effective (-compare …
Freezing Spinach leaves makes for quick smoothies and easy recipes!
Freezing spinach requires blanching to ensure freshness and proper freezing results. Keep fresh spinach on hand all year long for smoothies, soups, and more at SimplyCanning.com
How To Freeze Green Beans Without Blanching - An Oregon Cottage
Think you need to blanch green beans before freezing? Our family did a test and we like them better without cooking before freezing AND it's a LOT easier, too! Click to see how to freeze your green beans without blanching them plus tips and cooking ideas.
How To Freeze Food - Timeline, Tips and Don'ts - MyThirtySpot
I have been trying to freeze more foods lately. It saves money, I am not wasting food because the leftovers are not getting eaten, and it actually will preserve the food’s freshness. I realized I had a lot to learn when it came to freezing foods. There are so many things that can be frozen […]
Super simple cherry pie filling
Yep! That’s right folks, it’s canning season again. When that free food starts rolling in I just can’t help myself! I have to put it away for winter. This pie filling is perfect for putting over ice cream, tucking in to tarts, or (of course), making a wonderful pie! It tastes JUST like the pie filling from the can that I used to beg my mom to buy when I was little. I used to eat it with a spoon straight from the can. True story. So this is actually filling a void in my homemade/homesteading…