There are a few things that I seem to grow well in the garden. One is Sugar Snap Peas and the other is Green Beans.
Last year I had three trellis rows of green beans and I was able to preserve 5 gallon bags of blanched frozen beans. Because 5 bags didn’t last us nearly all year, my goal this year was 12 bags of beans. I went a bit crazy and planted 7 trellis rows of beans. Continue reading Preserving the Harvest: Green Beans
Ahhh…. Summer goodness! I love putting beautiful preserves in these lovely clear jars that I can open in the winter months. I can spread the goodness on a piece of toast (I am a bit addicted to toast) and remember that the leaves will soon return…. Continue reading Low-sugar Peach and Yellow Plum Jam
Today was a fun morning in the garden. we had a nice start on bean harvesting, the kids helped but let me have the quiet and we had a guest… Continue reading Today’s Harvest, the Bean Experiment Winner and a Tiny Visitor
Last year we had a wonderful opportunity to get blackberries. We went picking every other day while they were in season and it is easy to say the kids got really sick of blackberries. They would complain and I would say “Aren’t you excited!? We are only going to come a hundred more times 🙂 Just think of the yummy jam these will make!” They also make fantastic cobbler.
I froze most of the berries because we were also in the middle of other harvesting projects. I finally got to making some jam today… Continue reading Blackberry Jam
As I have shared before I have a HUGE abundance of rhubarb. Time to experiment… Continue reading Rhubarb Abundance: Rhubarb Cake Recipe
The new house we moved into has an insane amount of rhubarb. I have been excited but as I wandered the garden area I realized it has gone crazy! Oh my goodness! Its in an area we have not cleaned up yet (obviously). But look at it! Continue reading Rhubarb Bounty!
For quite a few years I have listened to the organic produce debate and have shook my head in confusion. As a mom on a limited budget buying organic produce seemed out of my ability. I kept thinking “There has to be a balance here.”
Continue reading Buy Organic? Our Balance…