Guest Post:

Today, we are lucky enough to have a guest post by writer and nature lover Mackenzie Kupfer. Mackenzie has been a lover of all things green since the age of six when she began gardening with her Nana. She is currently an online publisher for the provider of flower gardening supplies, Avant [...]

DIY: Easy Pear Jam Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Cups of Finely Chopped Pears 1/2 Cup of Water 5 Cups of Sugar 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves 1 Box of Dried Pectin 1 Tablespoon of Butter

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DIY: Easy Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe

Ingredients: 1 Cup of Jalapeno Peppers 2 Cups of Apple Cider Vinegar 6 Cups of Sugar 2 Pouches 0f Liquid Pectin (3 Ounces Each) *Red or Green Food Coloring (Optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY: Easy Pearsauce in the Crockpot Recipe

Ingredients: 20 – 30 Pears (or however many fits in your crock pot after coring, peeling and slicing) Cinnamon 1 Cup of Water 1 Cup of Sugar (Optional) Directions:

1) First Peel, Core and Slice the pears (if you have an apple corer/peeler/slicer, it will work on pears too) and place them in your crock [...]

DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe

DIY: Easy Homemade Blackberry Jam Recipe Ingredients: 5 Cups of Blackberries 7 Cups of Sugar 1 (1 3/4 ounce) pack of dry Pectin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

1) After carefully measuring out the blackberries, pour [...]

DIY: Cleaning and Storing Garlic

This is the last and long overdue part in a multi-part series on garlic and elephant garlic. After letting your garlic cure for at least 2 weeks, you need to clean it and get it ready to store. The process is the same for elephant garlic as it is for regular garlic.

Cleaning:

For this [...]

DIY: How To Harvest Garlic

This is going to be the first in a multi-part series on harvesting, curing and preserving garlic. The first part is of course, harvesting the garlic. This is an easy process, but also a delicate one. You have to be very careful not to bruise the bulbs. Otherwise, they won’t store well and will rot. [...]

Easy Chicken Gumbo Recipe

One day I was going through my pantry trying to come up with an idea for dinner and decided to see what I could make based just on my long term storage food. I didn’t use any specific recipe, but rather just added things that I thought would go good together. The result was a [...]

Chicken Parmesean Recipe

Ingredients: 4 Unfrozen, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts 1 Jar of Marinara Sauce 1 Bag Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1 Egg 2 Tablespoons of Cooking Oil (I prefer Olive Oil, but you can use any type) 1 Box of Noodles 1/2 Cup of Milk 1/2 Cup of Bread Crumbs (this is 1/2 the price of shake and [...]

DIY: How to Make Hard Apple Cider

The recipe below is for 6 gallons of hard apple cider however, the recipe can easily be adjusted down to make a smaller amount. To do so just change the ratio of the ingredients. For 1 gallon use 1/6 of all the ingredients, for 2 gallons use 1/3 of all the ingredients, for 3 gallons [...]