Archive of ‘food preservation’ category

Why I’m NEVER Canning Traditional Tomato Sauce Again!

| food preservation, In the Kitchen, tomatoes

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I despise, hate, and detest cleaning and inventorying the freezers. Abhor. I put it off as long as I possibly can, which of course only makes things worse. I swear, I’ll never learn. By then bags are pulled open and snacked on. (Apparently frozen muffins are not off limits.) Meat packages, left unmarked, were half unraveled […] Read more…


How To Make Mozzarella Cheese (The Easy Way)

| dairy, Farmstead Cookery, food preservation, Girls in the Kitchen, In the Kitchen, raw milk

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It turns out, I’ve been doing it all wrong! For YEARS I’ve been making traditional mozzarella cheese using the recipe I shared with you. And if I were to be honest, it kinda makes me hate making cheese. It’s a whole lot of timers and temperatures and morning-long fussing over a steamy pot of of […] Read more…


65 Recipes for Using and Preserving Green Tomatoes

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, food preservation, frugal, garden, In the Kitchen, misc. recipes, tomatoes

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Once the first hard frost hits, the tomato season is officially over. Here are 65 recipes for how to use, cook, fry, can, and preserve GREEN tomatoes that you pick the day before your first first! Whelp. It’s official. The 2014 Tomato Season is all wrapped up here at Reformation Acres. Considering how cool and wet […] Read more…


Homemade Medicine Made Simple: Immune-Boosting Elderberry Syrup {For the Pantry Shelf}

| Farmstead Cookery, food preservation, natural health and beauty, natural remedies, recipes, Uncategorized


It doesn’t surprise me that DIY health care is increasing in popularity. We know that the folks in control of the health care system in our country don’t necessarily have our best interest at heart. Much to their chagrin, there is an increasing availability of information for those looking to take back control of their own […] Read more…


~Spiced Apple Jelly~

| food preservation, In the Kitchen, recipes


Spiced Apple Jelly is by far and away my favorite jelly. Sure, nothing says early summer like a good strawberry jam and believe me, I do appreciate strawberry jam, but if you twist my arm and make me choose, I’m going to pick the apple jelly. The spices and the sweetness and the apple-flavored goodness […] Read more…


~43+ Recipes For Using a Food Strainer~

| food preservation

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We’re in the thick of it now folks! It’s canning season! Time to fill the pantry and put up all of that wonderful harvest you’re reaping after the hard work of spring! In some ways I find the harvest season to be more difficult than the work that was invested in the garden preparations. Canning […] Read more…


~Sweet Pickled Cucumber Slices~

| food preservation, Summer


There is a small child sitting on my lap. She smells like a pickle. Let’s talk about why that is, shall we? Well. I’m sure you know why that is. I mean it’s pretty obvious. She’s had her whole fist in the pickle jar all the live long day. She is one of my many […] Read more…


Rhubarb Butter

| food preservation, spring


I’m breaking up with jelly & jam. There’s a new love in my life that doesn’t require all that sugary baggage, babysitting, and tricky pectin. Will it set up or won’t it? Should I remake it or let it sit longer? And that love? It’s none other than fruit butter. And here I thought our […] Read more…

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