A guide to canning the world’s best applesauce. The first step to canning exceptional applesauce is to hand-pick pounds and pounds of apples from the nearest apple trees you can find. In my case, that’s a family owned orchard near Charlottesville, Virginia called Carter’s Mountain. Aim for apples that are suitable for applesauce (if you’ve …
If slugs and squirrels are devouring or digging up your gardens, give them the old owl-beer double whammy, and prepare to be amazed!
Bone broth one of the most nutrient dense, nourishing, and easily-digestible foods you can incorporate into your diet, and is often used to ease digestive issues and inflammation.
If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been battling squash pests. In particular the ruthless squash vine borers.
Seeds contain all the nutrients required to take the plant from a tiny seed to a full grown plant (which is hard work)! So ultimately, you get a whole plant’s worth of nutrition in a tiny vessel.
Whenever you’re planning a garden, make sure you not only take into account what you CAN grow, but also what you’ll actually eat.
Yogurt making… I always assumed it would be difficult. Or worse, that I’d be eating spoiled dairy and not know it. So an easy variety of yogurt that ferments at room temperature was just hands-off enough for me to give it a try.
I had heard talk from other backyard gardeners, that vine borers destroy plants quickly and mercilessly. And now, I was part of the club.
Some gardeners swear by rinsing and fermenting tomato seeds, but this technique sounded MUCH simpler, so I decided to give it a try.
I’m officially obsessed with canning food. Good news! Most kitchens have the basics that are necessary for waterbath canning. If you have a tall stock pot, tongs, and jars you have what you need to get started!