Canning Corn

We picked up 12 ears of corn from a roadside stand on our Saturday trip to collect our apples from Queener Farm.  It’s a beautiful drive down to Scio through Silverton, Stayton and Sublimity – rolling hills, tidy fields and beautiful old barns. This morning I set about to shuck the corn and cut off…

Sweet Pickled Red Onions

Pickle Ingredients 2 cups of white vinegar 2 cups of water 2 cups of sugar 2 Tablespoons of pickling spices. Instructions Combine the pickle ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer to dissolve the sugar. Thinly slice red onions and blanch in simmering water for two minutes Drain the onions and pick into…

Pantry 2018

  Canning Strawberry Rhubarb Jam – 6 Rhubarb Jam – 6 Strawberry Jam – 5 Pickled Radishes – 1 medium, 2 large Dill Pickle Relish – 4 small, 2 medium Sour Cherry Pie Filling – 5 quarts Carrots – 8 pints Chicken broth – 6 pints Pickled Beans – 2 half-pints Pickled Onions – 5 Freezing…

Ghee at home

When the cowshare is in milk we go to the farm and get a gallon or so a week.  That gives our family about 3 liters of milk and a healthy dose of cream.  Sometimes the cream is clotted, sometimes I culture it for Crème fraîche and sometimes I make butter. We end up with quite…

Summer Vacation Day 23: Beeswax Wraps

I purchased a beeswax fabric food wrap a few months ago and loved using it to wrap up my sandwiches for lunches at school.  The draw back was the price.  I had tried making some a few years ago using wax melted in the oven on a cookie tray – what a huge mess.  They…

20 Weeks of Food Storage – Week 2 – Sauce

This week $15.00 – – – Total spent $15.00 This was one of those weeks that I decided to start bulking up the pantry for emergencies, went to the grocery for one thing, and found a great deal on something different.  I went looking for beans or rice but the grocery was clearing out some…

20 Weeks of Food Storage – Week 1 – Planning

I was popping around some blogs about preparing a food store and ran in to the WeeHavyn blog and her ideas about creating a food store, not for the end of times, but for a cushion against unforeseen happenings – house problems, unexpected bills, illnesses. The basic idea is to make a list of items and amounts…

Food Storage on a Budget – April 2012

Planter’s Peanut Butter: This is on sale at Albertson’s through Tuesday 2/$6.00. I used two $1 off 1 coupons found at this site and then used two Albertson’s double coupons from the Sunday paper to bring the total cost down to $2.oo for two jars.  Even better, when you buy two you get a $1 coupon…

Food Storage on a budget – 2012

I keep thinking that I should get back to working on my food storage, but the couponing has not been terrific for me lately. Even over the holidays, that last year were fantastic for baking supplies, the deals were pretty ho-hum.  I thought I’d try again as this weeks’ prices on sugar from Albertson’s are…

Food Storage on a Budget – Week 14

August 17 Purchase:  This week was went to Albertson’s with a few coupons for Peanut Butter (4), Spaghetti Sauce(4) and Salad Dressing(2). The Peanut Butter was on sale for $1.99 The Spaghetti Sauce was on sale for $1.49 The Salad Dressing was on sale for $1.49 There was a store special taking off $.50 each if…