Preserve Your Harvest

You've expanded your garden and have a surplus of produce... now what?

Food preservation is a critical skill for those looking to become more self-sufficient. Having a shelf full of food to carry you through the winter is such a blessing! There are many ways of preserving and I'll fill you in on each and every one, plus the nutritional aspects that come along with processing.
A bundle of fresh lemon balm sitting in front of a baking sheet and dehydrator tray also holding fresh lemon balm to be dried.
Preserve Your Harvest

How to Dry Lemon Balm (3 EASY Methods!)

There is a right way and a wrong way to dry lemon balm. It is a delicate herb that can easily degrade if not handled properly. The process really is quite simple, as long as you follow the right steps. Let me show you! In this article we’re going to cover the benefits of lemon

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A jar of refrigerator pickles sitting on the kitchen island with 2 cucumbers and fresh dill next to it.
Preserve Your Harvest

No Cook Refrigerator Pickles (Quick!)

No cook refrigerator pickles are a summer staple on our homestead and something that I look forward to every single year. They only take minutes to make and they are simply divine! I know that you’re going to love them, too. There are a lot of no cook refrigerator pickles recipes out there, but I

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A half gallon mason jar filled with jalapeno pickled eggs
Preserve Your Harvest

Jalapeno Pickled Eggs (No Canning Necessary!)

If you love pickles, then you’re going to love this jalapeno pickled eggs recipe! Making jalapeno pickled eggs is a great way to use up those summer surplus eggs. Plus, they are a delicious high-protein snack! The best part of this recipe is that the jalapeno pickled eggs are ready to eat in just 7

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Fermented Turnips or Sauerruben freshly made in a jar on the counter with a turnip next to it.
Preserve Your Harvest

Fermented Turnips Recipe (Sauerruben)

Fermented turnips (sauerruben) are super easy to make and have many health benefits! They are teaming with gut-loving probiotics, plus turnips are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and have powerful detoxification and cancer-fighting properties. Unfortunately, turnips are often forgotten about and overshadowed by the popular fermented cabbage (sauerkraut). However, turnips are easier to grow than

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Sliced dried radishes (radish chips) laid out in an artistic manner next to dried radish greens
Preserve Your Harvest

Dried Radishes for Winter Storage

If you are growing radishes in your garden this year, don’t miss this opportunity to preserve some dried radishes to enjoy during the cold days of winter! Growing food during the summer is great, but being able to preserve some of your harvest for winter storage is a HUGE step in becoming self-sufficient. The good

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A half gallon glass mason jar filled with eggs and a lime mixture
Preserve Your Harvest

Water Glassing Eggs for Storage

Have you made the dreaded “trip of shame” to the grocery store to buy eggs when your ladies have slowed down in the winter? Ugh. Me, too! That is, until I discovered water glassing eggs! Water glassing eggs is a simple, old-fashioned way to preserve eggs for long-term storage.  In this article, we’ll discuss everything

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