Category Archives: Canning

Old Chicken- Tough Free range birds

So folks love to talk about how full of flavour free range chicken is, and if you butcher young birds in tractors that are moved daily, you get full flavour young tender well treated chicken.. But what do you do … Continue reading

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Canning Costs- Ways to make it just a bit cheaper..

Last year as I was processing food, and canning this and that.. my mother looked at me and said with a laugh in her voice (after not having been on the farm for eight plus years), Girl you have every … Continue reading

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Workshop Jam’s or Jelly Recipes 2016

These Recipes come out the Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving. I am not going into the details of how to water bath can these jams and jellies becauseĀ this post goes with the hands on training and ideally you will … Continue reading

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How much Sugar did we use in a year on the farm!

This post is mainly from How much sugar did we use in 2011 with a five year update.. As I dipped into a small dish of yugurt and strawberries as a afternoon snack, I made a note in the farm … Continue reading

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Currents are in for 2015

We have had a few pickings so far this year, will get to weights later once math is done and the white and black in. They are good size this year but the bushes are in need of pruning and … Continue reading

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Pickled Garlic Scapes

This is a very easy and basic recipe.. 3 cups white vinager 3 cups of water 2 tsp of pickling spice in a tea ball or spice bag 2 tsp of pickling salt Tip and tail your garlic scapes, wash … Continue reading

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Minted Scapes- Sweet with a bit of heat

These are made with a standard Medium Syrup, scapes are a low acid food, they must be preserved with salt, acid (vinager) or sugar, or you could ruin them texture wise with pressure canningšŸ˜› I highly recommend keeping that flavour … Continue reading

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Canning Strawberries in Syrup

Fresh Strawberries, so yummy, but its also time to preserve some of that bounty for later use, Strawberries in syrup is a perfect way to do so.. its as easy as strawberries, sugar and heatšŸ™‚ If you add in lemon … Continue reading

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A Delightful Side Dish- Corn, Bacon and Dandelion Greens

As a lovely side dish it just does not get any more pretty and tasty.. but its also a amazing way to introduce the wonderful slightly bitter free growing green the Dandelion to those that are unsure.. Corn, Bacon and … Continue reading

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Jan canning Overview

Canning Log 2015 8 pints Elderberry Syrup 2 pints Red Current Jelly 2 pints Red Gooseberry Jelly 2 Pints Green Gooseberry Jelly 2 Pints Rasberry-Ground Cherry Jam 18 Pints Beef 18 Pints Beef 18 Pints Beef 9 Quarts Beef-tomato mix … Continue reading

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