Category Archives: canning

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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