Category Archives: For the Pantry

Why Bother?

  “Then the rush of harvest-time came. The oats were ripe, standing thick and tall and yellow. The wheat was golden, darker than the oats. The beans were ripe, and the pumpkins and carrots and turnips and potatoes were ready to gather. There was no rest of play for anyone now. They all worked from […]

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Canning Hamburger Soup

It is Monday already – and while I have some writing in the works, again, I thought I’d share a quick video of my morning. The girls were busy hanging our garlic up to dry in the shed – the house is somewhat quiet and the soup was ready to be canned. Did you try […]

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In Preparation for the Winter …

    Today, I thought of something a little bit different. I was prepping for a canning session and thought I’d just give a word of encouragement to anyone out there who wants to start canning or filling up their Provision Room for the winter. If you have any questions about canning, just leave a […]

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Hot Toast & Rose Petal Jelly

     “When the girl returned, some hours later, she carried a tray, with a cup of fragrant tea steaming on it; and a plate piled up with very hot buttered toast, cut thick, very brown on both sides, with the butter running through the holes in great golden drops, like honey from the honeycomb. […]

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Canning Zucchini

Have you had a surplus of that lovely, green vegetable (well, it’s really a fruit) – the zucchini – from your garden this year? Did you know you are able to can it? Yes, this is what I have been doing this year and during last year’s growing season as well. There are just so […]

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