Canning Tomatoes,  Celebrating and Grieving The End of the Season

Canning Tomatoes,  Celebrating and Grieving The End of the Season

Garden fresh tomatoes are so full of flavor, and I believe I have picked my last juicy red ones from my garden for this year. The last ones. In Illinois we will have frost in October that will soon kill the plants. Thankfully, I’ll still be able to pick some kale, beets, leeks, and I’m […]

Canning and preserving your abundant harvest

Canning and preserving your abundant harvest

Canning or fermenting makes your fresh picked or bought produce last longer and with fermentation it even becomes more nutritious.   We had an abundance of red raspberries, and were picking just under a pound a day for a week and then little bits for a month total. Picking raspberries can be fun especially when you take […]