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.
Can You Freeze Mason Jars? 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid!
Freezing is one of the easiest food preservation methods out there, but can you freeze mason jars? The short answer is absolutely you can! However, there are some essential steps that you need to take to prevent complications such as jars shattering or rusty lids. In this article, we’ll chat about the right way to
How to Make Dehydrated Carrots (EASY!)
Making dehydrated carrots is SO EASY and a great step to becoming more self-sufficient! Not only that, but they are super simple to add to your dishes and they last up to a year in the pantry. A win-win! In this article, I’m going to walk you through step-by-step (with photos!) how to make these
Delicious Soaked & Dehydrated Pumpkin Seeds
Have you been disappointed with the chewy, dense texture of roasted pumpkin seeds? Or maybe they give you a stomach ache? Then, you’re going to LOVE my delicious soaked & dehydrated pumpkin seeds! While it may seem counterintuitive, the soaking action is an often forgotten about step and where the magic happens. Not only that,
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
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
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