September is a great time to start growing food! The heat should fade away by the end of the month and it’ll start being nice enough to be outdoors again.
When people think about gardening and growing food, they typically associate it with the spring and summer months. However, fall is actually a better time to grow food than spring for several reasons!
We always have a huge surplus of green beans in the summer time! Our favorite way to preserve them is by freezing them for later use.
Blackberry jam is one of our favorites to make in the summer when we have large harvests of blackberries from our garden!
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.
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.We just harvested one of our oregano plants and made dry seasoning from it. We cut the plant down to the base, let the cuttings soak in room temperature water, and then washed it thoroughly to make sure there weren’t any […]