Category Archives: canning

Canning Season

Small batch by small batch my pantry is filling up.

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Berry Season

River and I had a great time at the farmers’ market on Sunday. We picked up some blueberries and raspberries. When we got home we made a little raspberry jam. All in all it was a good day.

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The Past Five Years

Five years ago we had to move from our trendy walkable neighborhood in Portland, OR, to a neighborhood on the outskirts that was not our top pick. Due to a chain of events we had to pare down our lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Late Winter Pictures

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Feeding The Family With Small Batch Canning

Some people might assume that to feed a family on home canned goods one must only preserve in huge batches. I beg to differ. My family relies heavily on my home canned goods as a basic part of our diet. … Continue reading

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Tomato Havest, October 12th, 2015 

   Most days during the harvest season the garden offers up a handful or two of produce, just about right for the fresh eating of a family. But today we got a right harvest of tomatoes. Most of the larger … Continue reading

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Tomato Havest, October 12th, 2015 

   Most days during the harvest season the garden offers up a handful or two of produce, just about right for the fresh eating of a family. But today we got a right harvest of tomatoes. Most of the larger … Continue reading

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Canning Pie Filling

These beautiful plums were free off a tree from a home where no one was living. I canned them up for pie filling as if they were tart cherries. Hope your summer canning is going well.

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Strawberry Jam

Thanks to my canning friend we caught the Hoods just in time. The Hood variety of strawberries that is. She texted me yesterday that they were in and in fact almost gone. She was canning up strawberry jam as she … Continue reading

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