Dehydrating Tomato Skins

Dehydrating Tomato Skins

Canning season seems to have hit here with a flurry! We’ve been busy preserving tomatoes, blueberries, peppers, and celery the past few weeks. I’m hoping to finish up and move on to apples, grapes and beets this next week. One thing that always bothers me is the amount of waste when canning whole tomatoes. But,…

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Canning tomatoes…made easy!

Canning Tomatoes....made easy!

Yes, I said it! Canning tomatoes is easy. Now, I didn’t say it isn’t time consuming but it is easy! There are so many reasons to do it too. It saves money, you are actually using field ripened tomatoes, you are using local produce, and you know exactly what is in your jar of tomatoes!…

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Freezing Green Peppers

Freezing Peppers

Summer is a time for great produce. It makes me sad to think about winter time and having to buy fresh veggies and fruits at the grocery. I really feel local produce is best but that is difficult to accomplish year round in Michigan. I make it a point to put up as much as…

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Freezing Blueberries

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It’s blueberry time! Woohoo! Who doesn’t love picking blueberries in 90 degree, hot, humid weather? (My kids, that’s for sure!) Actually, they are the ones that asked to go picking. It’s part of the summer tradition. We pick at a farm just about five miles up the road. The berries are big and juicy. We…

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Long awaited Spring!!!

"Tulips!"

Ahh….it’s April and we are finally seeing signs of Spring. FINALLY. My boys and I have been anxiously waiting. We’re ready! I thought maybe Spring was waiting for me to put new contact paper in my cabinets, so, I wrestled the paper down and I still had to wait. This past weekend it was nice…

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