• Making Homemade Apple Scrap Vinegar

    August 22, 2018

    Apple scrap vinegar is the perfect way to use up all the “trash” from your apple harvest, and makes a healthful and versatile vinegar in the bargain!   We’re getting closer and closer to fall.  The days are shorter, the yearly bird migrations have begun, and the apples are starting to ripen.  Time for apple…

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  • How to Keep Cucumbers Fresh and Firm

    August 13, 2018

    Soft, shriveled cucumbers don’t make for good eating; learn how to store them to keep cucumbers fresh and delicious   Crisp, crunchy cucumbers, plucked straight from the vine, are one of the quintessential foods of summer. Topped with a little salt; dipped into a bowl full of hummus or aioli; sliced into sandwiches or salads…

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  • The Best Basil and Garden Pesto

    June 10, 2018

    A good, homemade pesto is the perfect building block for all the best summer meals   There is nothing I like better than a perfect pesto. I feel a little bit like I’m going back to square one by posting a pesto recipe, which you can literally find all over the internet, but I’m trying…

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  • Delectable Pickled Garlic

    February 9, 2018

    Homemade garlic powder is good.  It’s amazing even, especially when compared with conventional store-bought garlic powder.  I just made it the other day, but I’ve already used it to make garlic bread, to flavor mashed potatoes, and in my homegrown spaghetti sauce. But do you know what’s even better than garlic powder?  Like, a bajillion…

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  • Homemade Garlic Powder

    February 7, 2018

    Do you remember when we harvested our garlic?  There was so much of it, more than 200 fully formed bulbs; a profusion of garlic!  Despite some niggling doubt, I was confident our garlic-loving family could plow right through that, no problem. Well, as it turns out, we had a problem. Even loving garlic the way…

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