Fall color isn’t limited to foliage. Just as the trees in my yard have turned, the fruit on the 14 pepper plants in my garden have changed from green to rainbow of… Continue reading
Category Archives: Preserving the Harvest
How to Can Crushed Tomatoes in 57 Easy Steps
2015 was a banner year for tomatoes!
We harvested the first tomato in June and kept harvesting them – by the five-gallon bucketful – right up until the first frost, which occurred on October 17. Almost a week later, I still have a five-gallon bucket of tomatoes sitting in the garage.
So what does one do with all of… Continue reading
Six Essential Kitchen Tools for Food Preservation
When August rolls around, it seems like I spend a lot more time in the kitchen preserving the harvest than I do in the garden producing it. Let’s see … there are tomatoes to be made into sauce and canned, green beans and squash to be frozen, peppers… Continue reading
How to Freeze Spinach and Other Cooking Greens
Do you remember that spinach in my garden that I showed you back in March? We planted it last fall and then put a little pop-up greenhouse over it in November. It spent the… Continue reading
How to Make Dehydrated Celery Flakes
I’ve been growing celery in the garden for a few years now, and it has become one of my favorite garden vegetables. It grows all summer long and into the fall, and… Continue reading
How to Freeze Zucchini and Summer Squash
This time of year, many home gardeners find they have more zucchini and summer squash than they can possibly eat. Seriously, it’s amazing how much squash just one plant can produce. So what can one do with all of that surplus zucchini, short of leaving it on the… Continue reading