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How To Preserve Herbs In Salt For Winter

How To Preserve Herbs In Salt For Winter

If you grew up like me in a place where people used to eat in season and also canned fruits, vegetables and meats for winter, you might know already how to preserve herbs for the cold season. Most people today would dry or freeze their herbs, but do you know that there is another way of preserving these beautiful aromatic herbs? Click here to PIN this tasty recipe so you can make it later! Preserving in salt: This is an…

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…

Baked Brandied Cranberries Sauce

Baked Brandied Cranberries Sauce

Last year, I received a jar of these baked brandied cranberries sauce from my good friend, Audrey. Audrey "adopted" me long time ago, when I arrived to United States. She shared with me, over the years, many of her favorite recipes for the holidays. Some of these recipes also became part of my Thanksgiving collection that we cherish and love so much. This year, I think the sauce will be incorporated into my growing recipe collection for Thanksgiving. It is…

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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