I am a jam maker! Every year I can’t wait for the raspberries so I can start making raspberry jam. (Here is my *famous* recipe.) But what about the seeds? I got you covered with the easiest way to deseed raspberries. Use a juicer. It may be a mess but stop struggling with a sieve.
You know it is spring when the first plants that pop up are weeds. We call them weeds since they show up where we don’t want them but in reality, they are really just unloved flowers. But do you realize that some weeds are quite nutritious? Listed below are 3 spring weeds I bet […]
Over the last week, I have been jamming—literally. I made over 40 raspberry and blackberry jams for the holidays. As I sat down to write my jam recipe post, I realized that I have learned so much from my canning mistakes. I wish someone had told me the 12 canning tips before I started my […]
I love kale. It is such a nutritious powerhouse. And growing it couldn’t be easier except the moths think it is divine as well. Since I let my kale go to seed, I have an abundance of it in the garden and tried to sell it along with my other vegetable overages. No one […]
Every year I tell myself–don’t grow so many darn tomatoes. And every year I never listen to myself. I don’t have the heart to thin out my tomato seedlings. So consequently, I am harvesting a boat load of cherry and slicing tomatoes. In the past, I would remove the skin and seeds, cook them down […]
I am a freezer fanatic. I would rather throw food in the freezer and hope it unfreezes to some manageable state than throw it in my composter. But I bet you already know that, having read my previous article, “6 foods that I bet you didn’t know you can Freeze.” (*Wink*) Well, I have […]
I adore anything carrot–especially carrot ginger soup. When I saw a recipe in Edible Jersey from Jess Niederer of Chickadee Creek Farm, Pennington, New Jersey using carrots and ginger together, I thought to myself–soothing and immune boosting. What is not to love?
I love growing and eating peppers. Unfortunately, pepper season ends around October in zone 6. So, how do I keep my pepper addiction alive during the winter? I freeze my summer harvest of peppers! Yep, I freeze them and use them the whole winter. Let me teach you how.