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Mustard Pickled Vegetables- A Winter Delight

Mustard Pickled Vegetables- A Winter Delight

Canning seems to be a forgotten skill in the modern times and few people enjoy doing it or finding it necessary. With the abundance of fruits and vegetables all year long in the supermarkets, there is no need to can anymore as our ancestors used to do it for survival reasons. People used to eat in season and if you did not can over the summer and early in the fall you had no food for the winter, which was…

Easy Cocoa Liqueur Recipe

Easy Cocoa Liqueur Recipe

This is an old family recipe of an easy cocoa liqueur you can make before holidays. It makes a great, cheap gift for your family and friends. If you never made liqueur before, the process is a very non complicated one. It is like canning but much more easier. If you are thinking that you will be able to drink the liqueur right away, you are here for a big disappointment. The liqueur needs to sit in a dark, cool place…

How To Preserve Hot Peppers In Vinegar

How To Preserve Hot Peppers In Vinegar

It is that time of the year when I feel the urge of canning. The crisp air of September is here and vegetables can be found in abundance at the Farmers Market. Here in Minnesota, we have to take advantage of the short summers. The Farmers Market opens in June and closes at the beginning of October, so if I want to can vegetables for the cold days, this is the time. This recipe of how to preserve hot peppers in…

Red Peppers In Mustard Sauce

Red Peppers in Mustard Sauce

It is that time of the year when I feel the urge of canning. The crisp air of September is here and vegetables can be found in abundance at the Farmers Market. Here in Minnesota, we have to take advantage of the short summers. The Farmers Market opens in June and closes at the beginning of October, so if I want to can vegetables for the cold days, this is the time. I used to can a lot when I was…

How To Freeze Parsley And Other Herbs For Winter

How to freeze parsley and other herbs for winter

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR when I start freezing different herbs for winter. I do not know about you, but I hate spending money during the colder months on organic parsley, therefore I always take advantage of the Farmers Market in the summer and stock up on my favorite herbs. Maybe it's not the perfect solution, but definitely it's economical. After all, why not take advantage of the fresh produce you can find at the Farmers Market during the…

Apricot Jam With Ginger, Almonds And Mint

Apricot Jam With Ginger, Almonds And Mint

Apricots. Just the name can make your mouth water. I love them, as a matter of fact, I think I am in love with them. I grew up in a house with pretty substantial old world influences foodwise. We ate what was in season and we were lucky to have lots of fruits and vegetables during the summer. Fresh apricots, strawberries, sour cherries and regular cherries were a sure sign that it was June. Then it was peaches in July....we ate…

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