For my Husband’s 35th birthday party I decided to try a few new appetizers and sides in place of the potato salad and macaroni salad. Caprese skewers consisting of tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil was one of my endeavors and a win in my books. Tasty, fresh, and light for a hot day, couple that… Continue reading Simply Elegant Caprese Skewers – Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil
I used to buy this glaze all of the time not realizing how easy it is to make it at home with 2 easy ingredients! I use this to drizzle over salads, caprese skewers, or an addition to sauces or marinades. Simple and tasty are the rules! Ingredients: 2 Cups Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 cup brown… Continue reading Balsamic Glaze Recipe
When the garden tomatoes are coming in full force I love this Recipe! Sweet and spicy, this tomato jam is great added to sauces, over cream cheese on crackers, I’ve even drizzled over the top of air fried chimichangas and it was Ahhhhmazing. I plan on including these in the Christmas gift bags for family… Continue reading Canning Recipe: Spicy Tomato Jam
This recipe is great because you can totally control how mild or spicy this pepper is based on the type of peppers used. Play with the recipe and adjust to your taste! I make candied jalapenos each year but this year I wanted to try something different and also create a recipe that would allow… Continue reading Canning Recipe: Pepper Jelly
Flagger’s tape ..at ~4 bucks for 300 feet I knew was great for marking new trees in a field so you don’t mow them… Or marking an electric fence for animals (and children.) Amber found another use, and possibly the best…Its a cheap way to tie tomatoes or beans to a support post. … Continue reading Flagger’s tape, Conspicuity tape, Engineering tape…more uses than you can count.
So, freezing is my absolutely favorite way to preserve green beans, let me tell you why….. I grew up eating canned beans. They were on my Mamaw’s table at nearly every dinner. Easy to grow an abundance of these things, they became a staple. I liked them fine out of those jars; a little bacon… Continue reading Green Beans: Freezing without blanching.
Freezing tomatoes is the EASIEST and QUICKEST way to preserve tomatoes that I have found. I process them exactly the same way as if I am getting ready to can them. Get instructions here. Once tomatoes are peeled, cored, and quartered I use a manual potato masher to mash them a bit and ladle them… Continue reading Tomatoes: Freezing
It is that time of year… CANNING TIME!! The joys and the struggles are very real for me at canning time. The buckets of fresh produce pile up and my evenings (after a full day at the day job) are spent washing, cutting, processing, sanitizing jars, finding lids, and everything else involved in canning. The… Continue reading Tomatoes: Water Bath Canning