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 braided string of onions laying on a wooden background
Preserve Your Harvest

How to Braid Onions for Long-Term Storage

Learning how to braid onions is fun, easy and very functional! Braiding them allows for great airflow (reducing the risk of them rotting or getting moldy) and they are easy to hang for long-term storage. No need for storage bins! I always feel like I’m tapping into the old frontier days when I’m sitting on

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Preserve Your Harvest

Fermented Eggs Recipe (EASY!)

Fermented eggs are delicious, nutritious, and SUPER simple to make! Move over boring hard-boiled eggs, fermented eggs are so much more fun. You’re going to LOVE them! When eggs are coming in from the coop by the basketful in the spring and summer, it can be hard to know what to do with them all.

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3 mason jars filled with frozen applesauce sitting on a kitchen island
Preserve Your Harvest

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

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Pumpkin seeds laid out on a kitchen island in a swirl pattern with 3 dots of pureed pumpkin.
Preserve Your Harvest

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,

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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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