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Homemade Canned Mushrooms

Mushrooms – How to Pressure Can Your Own At Home

Let Me Tell You about a Fungi I Know.. Okay, I know that’s a terrible pun to open this blog post with, and I’ll probably wake in the night haunted by the groan of readers as they stumble upon the travesty that is my opening heading, but ce la vie! Seriously though, mushrooms have finally started to get some good traction in the health/power food markets and deservedly so. Mushrooms play a hugely important part in our ecosystems by returning nutrients to the soil for plants to use which is amazing in itself. Ongoing studies have also begun to uncover and confirm potential benefits to the human body. Below is a quote from the Mushroom Council (yeah…seriously, there’s such a thing as The Mushroom Council, what a time to live in amiright?). What The Experts Say “Some preclinical and clinical studies suggest impacts of mushrooms on cognition, weight management, oral

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Roasted Carrot and Garlic Soup

Roasted Carrot and Garlic Soup – How to Canning Guide

Time for another soup recipe! The last of my carrots have been stubbornly growing in the garden the past few weeks despite the drop in temperatures to below freezing. With plenty of plain carrots already canned up, I wanted to try something a little different. I’ve never made or tried roasted carrot soup before and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to do some research and come up with a delicious recipe. Canning Carrots Information on canning plain sliced carrots can be found here, additionally general recommendations for canning soups can be found here. Carrots are considered a low acid

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Black slate Background Ham and Bean soup

Best Ham and Bean Soup – Canning How to Guide

With fall setting in I have been craving soups more and more. Having a ready made meal on the shelf is one of the best things when I’m hungry after work. This Ham and Bean soup can be served with a side salad or these 5 Minute Biscuits for Two to make a perfect weeknight meal. Last spring I contacted a local farmer and bought half a pig for the first time ever. The pork chops and sausage have been delicious but I have been struggling a little bit with using some of the larger cuts of meat with just

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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes – Make Thanksgiving Easy

Anyone else facing their first time hosting a holiday and finding the plethora of dishes to prepare mildly panic inducing? Even with many years of cooking dinner meals under my belt, there’s nothing quite like having to put together what is essentially a multicourse meal. Even if it is only for family and friends, no one wants to serve an unappealing dinner or worse, have hungry tummies waiting. Preparing certain dishes ahead of time, like these candied sweet potatoes, will take some of the pressure off when it comes to preparing a holiday meal. Pressure Canning Candied Sweet Potatoes An

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I have always been interested in learning how to do things for myself and that passion extends to growing my own food and how best to preserve and use it. With a small household of two and a 9-5 job, this blog explores how to practically grow, preserve and eat sustainably in the modern day.  


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