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Category: Food Preservation

How We Keep an Unlimited Supply of Basil Year-Round with Preservation!

Our favorite way to preserve basil is to freeze it into oil cubes to pull out all winter long! We also occasionally dry the basil leaves, but dried basil doesn’t quite retain the flavor of fresh leaves. By freezing basil into oil cubes, you can simply pull out a cube from the freezer whenever you need it and it makes it so simple and easy to add flavor to your food all winter long!

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Preserving Oregano Using our Dehydrator

The difference in taste and nutrition provided from herbs grown at home far exceed what you find in the store. Once you start using freshly grown or self-preserved herbs, you’ll never want to go back!

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Blackberry Jam

Blackberry Jam!

Blackberry jam is one of our favorites to make in the summer when we have large harvests of blackberries from our garden!

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Harvesting peppers video

Preparing Our Peppers for First Freeze! ❄️

Watch as Dale and Junior harvest the last of the peppers for the year and talk about the upcoming freeze. Pepper plants will start to die off as soon as temps start to get into the 30’s-40’sF. If you live in an area that stays above those temps they can stay alive, but in most places they will die off over winter. You could try to move them indoors in the winter to a warm

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Q&A_ Frozen Peppers

Q&A: What Do You Do With Frozen Peppers?

Q: What do you do with the frozen peppers that you preserve? A: We use these peppers in so many ways! Since they are already diced and ready to go in the freezer bag, I simply grab a bag when I’m ready to use it and take 1-2 spoonfuls out. I typically add them into hot oil and sauté them with onions and garlic. I will then use this combination to so many of our

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How to Preserve Peppers

How to Freeze & Preserve Peppers/Jalapenos From Your Garden So You Have Them All Winter!

Peppers are one of those things that we absolutely love to grow in our garden! It adds so much color out there and the kids love to watch them grow. We always plant so many each year to make sure to have plenty out there. One large benefit from this is the fact that we have not bought a single pepper from the store now in several years! One way we preserve our extra peppers

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Green bean preservation

How to Freeze & Preserve Green Beans!

When we start getting more green beans than we know what to do with, we start to prepare some for freezing so we can have a stash built up for the winter time when we do not have a fresh supply coming in. This simple process is how we make it so we always have green beans all year round.

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Category: Food Preservation