Category Archives: Food

Dehydrating Asparagus

After my wife made up the batch of pickled asparagus the other day we had this whole bin of leftover asparagus stems. Now I’m a big fan of asparagus and I didn’t want it to go to waste! Here you … Continue reading

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Canning Pickled Asparagus

Asparagus is one of our favorite veggies and we usually eat it fresh.  It recently went on sale for less than $1 per pound so I decided to try pickling it. Here is the roughly 4 pounds of asparagus that … Continue reading

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Canning Homemade Salsa using a mix

  During one of our supermarket forays we found the above mix on sale. Since it was pretty inexpensive we figured it was worth a try at least. Sometimes these pre-made mixes turn out to be fantastic, some times they … Continue reading

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Canned Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade Concentrate

After the huge success that was the strawberry lemonade concentrate we started to look around for other variations we could make and stumbled upon Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade concentrate. This version of the recipe is extremely simple. You need three cups … Continue reading

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Canning: Making Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

This time of year in Arizona means an overabundance of early strawberries. Even though we have a limited patch here at the homestead it’s highly economical to buy large amounts of strawberries. Since we’d already dehydrated plenty, and currently have … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Cabbage!

So we actually did this back in March and I’m just now catching up with my backlog of posts. If you’re not growing cabbage in your garden, March is the best month of the year to buy cabbage. Why? St. … Continue reading

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Garden Update!

We started planing our spring garden towards the end of January finishing up in February. In addition to the additional two cubic yards of compost, trees, and irrigation improvements we planted a number of new vegetables (to us) and flowers. … Continue reading

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Extreme Couponing

So, we periodically get sucked in to terrible reality shows. This is not something I readily like to admit. Recently we discovered Extreme Couponing: TLC and were completely drawn in. Now, as a reasonable person, I cannot comprehend the need for … Continue reading

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Dehydrated Mixed Veggies

During the winter months there isn’t always a steady supply of fresh produce to put away for a later date. This is the time of the year when we’re all burning through our carefully canned and dehydrated products. This being … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Mushrooms!

When it comes to cooking around here dehydrated mushrooms are a close second to tomatoes in popularity. Just about everything we cook contains them. Periodically they go on sale for 99 cents or so per package and we clean out … Continue reading

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