Category Archive: Food Preservation

canning, dehydrating, drying, and more

Sep 10

Pear Maple Bourbon Butter

Gardening Jones takes this recipe to another level by using fresh homegrown pears and locally made syrup.

Here is the recipe from The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving: 1/2 cup bourbon 1/2 cup maple syrup 4 lbs. (2 kg) pears, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped The instructions are likewise simple: Bring  all ingredients to a boil in a 6 quart (6 L) enamel or stainless steal dutch oven; reduce heat …

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Feb 07

Garden Planning – 7 Tips for Stocking the Larder Shelves

Gardening Jones looks at planning a garden with storing the harvest in mind.

Himself and I are about as different as any two married people can be. He’s coffee, I’m tea. He’s salty, I’m sweet. If it is a choice between going left and going right, we won’t go the same way. For years after we got married we would buy two different brands of toothpaste. You get …

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Mar 18

Growing Chocolate

Gardening Jones shares an easy way to grow some chocolate flavor in your garden.

In a perfect world we would all be able to grow our own chocolate. Actually, that would be a fantasy world. Although you can grow a Cacao Tree under the right conditions, you will not likely actually get chocolate from it. You can get the scent of chocolate by growing Jerusalem Artichokes, which is wonderful …

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Jan 23

Book Review – Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning

Gardening Jones shares a new favorite book she found that features very old food preservation methods.

There’s a lot to be said for methods of preserving food that have been handed down for generations.