Italian Spaghetti Sauce

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I yam what I yam…..

I’m a gardener. I raise small livestock. I can. I sew. I do all things primitive, and I do it on a scant more than a tenth of an acre. Then someone comes along & tells me I can’t anymore. OK, so I’m not not allowed to garden, raise small livestock, can, sew or do […]

Reusable canning lids bulk order “co-op”

Some of you have heard about the Tattler reusable canning lids. The more you order, the cheaper they are (in a bulk order of 500 or more). Is anyone interested in ordering these & how many would you want? Here’s what I want to do- You tell me how many you want, I’ll get a […]

Jar-aholics anonymous… A punny…..

So I was reading Laura’s post on jars….. Which led me to Jodi’s post on jars….. Which I showed Hubba….. Which led to a discussion between Hubba & I…… yup, on jars. And he said I didn’t have that many jars yet….. (YET!!!)….. And I told him I didn’t have room for that many jars […]

Tuesday Twister (my first)

GNOWFGLINS hosts the Tuesday Twister each Tuesday. Visit for more information & a great blog overall!! I don’t know how often I’ll do this as I’m bad about keeping up with blog memes, carnivals, etc. But I thought I’d do this this week as my kitchen has been hopping! Aside from my typical ferments (kraut, […]

Peach Butter

4-4.5 pounds peaches4 cups sugar (I used cane sugar) Wash & blanch peaches. The firmer they are, the longer they’ll need to blanch. Remove your peaches from your boiling water & put in ice cold water. Peel, pit & slice peaches. Put 1/2 cup water in a large saucepot & add peaches. Simmer until peaches […]

Altitude Adjustments for Canning

Water Bath Canner Altitude Adjustments Altitude in feet Increase Processing time 1,001 to 3,000 5 minutes 3,001 to 6,000 10 minutes 6,001 to 8,000 15 minutes 8,001 to 10,000 20 minutes Pressure Canner Altitude Adjustments Altitude in feet Weighted Gauge- added weight Dial Gauge- added weight 0-1,000 10 11 1,001 to 3,000 15 11 3,001 […]

7 half-pints of blueberry-cherry jam! YUM!

Tristen was behind the camera on these. He did a great job! Pitting cherries: I der-rink yore bludd!!! Seb working hard at mashing the blueberries Cherries softening in the pot Mashing blueberries Blueberries & cherries simmering 7 beautiful 1/2 pints of blueberry-cherry jam!!! And I made a video as well, but the sound quality REALLY […]

She’s been canning again….

Roasted Pepper Spread….. This stuff was so yummy. I made fried potatoes, eggs, baked beans & toast-fried sourdough sticks. The Elders & I put this stuff on our eggs & taters, and OH WOW- DEEEELISSHHH!!!! The recipe can be found in the Ball Blue Book of Preserving. Page 80 in my book 😉 Veggies ready […]

On Sunday (the 26th) I canned…..

Hubba got 20# of apples from work. Please excuse the fogginess of the first few pics. The camera had been left in the shed overnight, so it the lens kept fogging up on me. The canning Bible, LOL My little helpers….. Yes, even him. Just not right at that moment, LOL Yummy! Apple products… WBC […]

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