I had started a small, tiny actually, windowsill garden in my kitchen a while back. It has been mostly experimental. Monday I had cut the lettuce and fed it to the rabbits, which was a real treat for them. I wasn’t too surprised about that being harvested because I have always grown lettuce, but I… Continue reading First Harvest of Parsley
homemade Christmas gifts and Christmas baking
What to do with all of the apples? Simple! Chunky Homemade Applesauce! Our applesauce recipe has been handed down. My (Janie’s) grandma always made applesauce for a side dish at Thanksgiving. Therefore this recipe was never really written down and just always made from memory. Peel and Cut the apples. Then in a pan start… Continue reading Homemade Applesauce and turnovers
We have so many green beans coming from the garden! My plans are freezing as many as I can so I have them in winter as well. I also have been cooking some fresh for dinner. This is just some of the green beans we picked! There were so many. Snapping the ends to prepare… Continue reading Green Beans and corn from garden to freezer
We have so many cucumbers! Even though we all love cucumbers, even Josie, we can only eat so many of them. So we decided to make homemade pickles! The whole house smells like pickles! The canning jars are getting sterile. We made our little mixture to flavor the pickles. We had to get the mixture… Continue reading Homemade Pickles
Peaches are much loved in my house. So I decide to save some peaches for the winter months. To do so I was preparing the canning jars and making a syrup for the peaches. I sliced my peaches down to how I would want them when I open a jar to eat them. The syrup… Continue reading Peaches! Fresh Peaches!
It’s the time of year when the blueberries are ripe and ready for picking. So that’s just what we did. We went and picked blueberries. Once we were done I instantly got the flour sugar and all my other baking ingredients out as well as Great Grandma’s old blueberry muffin recipe. I started mixing all… Continue reading Fresh Picked Blueberries