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Canning Dried Beans

Canning Dried Beans

When I was at the grocery store last week, I went to grab a couple of cans of beans. In the grande scheme of things, I’d rather cook my own, but you can’t deny the convenience of having them cooked and ready to go at a moments notice. And then I lo...

Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

Last night, as I was making my shopping list, Victor said, if you get a couple of chickens I’ll make chicken stock and you can can it. With an offer like that, how could I refuse?!? We both prefer homemade stock, but lack the freezer space to make and fr...

Tomatoes

Tomato Sauce

It seems the weather has finally started cooperating – we’re getting tomatoes! We went o...

Limoncello

Limoncello

When life hands you lemons, it’s time to make Limoncello! As we all must surely know by now, L...

Dried Pepper Hot Sauce

When I was at Gentile’s, yesterday, I saw a bunch of dried peppers hanging by the register. My...

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

I brought home a 4-pound package of strawberries. Four pounds. Like Victor and I could possibly eat ...

Breaking Out the Big Pots

While I was toiling away at work, today, Victor was at home making a big batch of sauce. We haven...

Pistachio Liqueur in Bulk

The Pistachio Liqueur was such a success, I decided I needed to make a lot of it. Christmas is rapid...

Baba Ghanoush

Yesterday’s it’s just allergies acting up turned into today’s shit, I have a cold....

Hot Pepper Sauce

I’ve wanted to make a hot pepper sauce for the longest time. Today, I finally did it! The conc...

Pistachio Liqueur

When we were in Italy a few years ago, we bought a little souvenir bottle of pistachio cream liqueur...

Smoky Sweet BBQ Sauce

When we did our latest harvest from the garden, I thought a BBQ sauce was in order. We’ve alre...

Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes in Olive Oil

There are days when I am just not the brightest color in the crayon box… We have a bit of an o...

Tomato Sauce

It seems like just yesterday that I was lamenting the lack of tomatoes. I am officially lamenting n...