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Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney

Never mind the pumpkin spice craze going on right now. Instead, I’ll opt for this Indian inspired apple chutney spread. On EVERYTHING! This apple chutney is the flavor of fall in a jar (or bowl, however you roll).  Having picked an abundance of apples from my […]

Two Ways to Preserve Herbs

Two Ways to Preserve Herbs

Our Minnesota temps at night are dipping into the mid forties which means that tender annual herbs like basil are starting to turn. Perennial herbs like sage, thyme, chives and oregano hold out a little longer until it frosts. I like to have nearly everything harvested […]

Pickled Jalepenos

Pickled Jalepenos

Many of you know that I have a fairly large garden for growing fresh veggies all summer long. The trick to gardening is to either limit yourself to growing only what you can eat fresh or to learn what to do with it when you […]

How to Freeze Sweet Corn

How to Freeze Sweet Corn

One of my most favorite experiences of the summer is that first bite of sweet corn on the cob around the 4th of July when the sweet corn is just starting to be ready. The sweet corn crop continues through the rest of the summer […]

How to Preserve Spinach

How to Preserve Spinach

  I was gone for a week camping and getting in touch with nature and upon my return, my once manageable spinach crop was suddenly out of control! The whole garden was really pretty impressive but seriously, check out the ridiculous size of those spinach […]

Pizza Awesome Sauce

Pizza Awesome Sauce

Happy hump day!  I’m in a midweek scurry to get things yet to be accomplished off my to-do list. I’ve had a winter project list that’s been in dire need of completion now that spring is merely a few weeks away (or so I’m hoping). Paint […]

Honey Raspberry Jam

Honey Raspberry Jam

I get excited when fun things arrive at my doorstep.  Today, the postwoman brought me a delivery of 50 alpine strawberry plants!!!  I’m way super excited but I haven’t quite figured out where I’m planting all of them.  The coolest thing about these plants is […]

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

When life (or your garden) gives you lots of tomatoes, you make tomato sauce! Homemade tomato sauce is so simple to make and has a depth of flavor you just can’t match in a can. Think of those rich, thick tomatoes, that sweet sensuous taste coupled with […]


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