Category Archives: For the Pantry

Making Your Own Medicine: Rosehip Syrup

“Rose hips glow like rubies in the fading colors of autumn.” -Wild Foods and Medicines   A few years ago, with hopes of a flourishing rose bush or two, I planted some tender rose saplings in my front garden. Sadly, they did not make it through our Canadian winter. Determined to try again the following […]

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Soup’s On: {How to Pressure Can Soup}

    This week in our garden, we have an amazing amount of cabbage, carrots and tomatoes. We also have onions on hand – not to mention turkey sausages which my husband bought on sale at the market last week.   This adds up to a lovely soup, if you ask me. If you are […]

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Don’t Waste a Bean

‘Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce.‘ Jeremiah 29:5 Bent low, my fingers searched the leafy green bean plant for the fruit of our labour… my young son, only 4, was helping me pick beans that morning. “Don’t waste any beans – find them all,” I told him, encouragingly. […]

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Homemaking {in the Kitchen} for the Young Lady

“Cooking as an art – ‘Hidden Art’, if you want to call it – should be recognized and then developed in everyone who has to cook, wants to cook, or could cook! Cooking should not be thought of as a drudgery, but as an art. The danger today, for both men and women cooks, is […]

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Canning Pickled Beets!

Pickled beets, you may ask? Well, yes, if you have never tried them … you should. They are a family favorite around here! I never thought my children would like beets so much but they do and I am grateful. Fairly easy to grow in our climate, they are a great vegetable to grow in […]

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