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Cheese Rennet, 100% Natural & Organic (to make 16 cheeses) - Homemade Beetroot Powder – Gayathri's Cook Spot. How To Make Healthy, Natural Sunflower Seed Butter (Simple Recipe!) Herbal Teas (National Gardening Association) Once I began blending and testing herb teas to sell under my Garden Party label, I knew what I didn't want.

Herbal Teas (National Gardening Association)

An herb tea should never be flat and flavorless. Whether it's fruity or spicy, soothing or lively, simple or sophisticated, it needs taste and personality. I found my homegrown mint, lemon balm and chamomile were more flavorful than the herbal ingredients I could buy. Bread and Butter Pickles II Recipe. Dehydrating Eggs.

“On September 17, 1787, The US Constitution was signed by 39 brave men and forever changed the course of history.”

Dehydrating Eggs

Today, September 17th, is Constitution Day. It is a great opportunity to read the Constitution with your kids and your spouse. We have a framed copy of the Constitution, The Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. How to can dry foods using your oven. The Top 6 Historical Egg Preservation Techniques! How I use my Fresh Picked Collard and Kale Leaves to Make Dried Vegetable Chips. Saving the Season - Journal. Here is another of the recipes I developed for SIMI Winery.

Saving the Season - Journal

I thought of it again today when Sunday afternoon put me in the mood for a glass of rosé. Jam is the most familiar sweet preserve and perhaps the most satisfying to make. All it takes is fruit, a little sugar, and a wide cooking pot. Because the elements are so simple, quality matters—a lot. My motto in Saving the Season is “good fruit makes good jam.” Just as peaches are the signature fruit of summer, chilled rosé is the signature wine. Easiest Way to Make Fermented Vegetables without Mold. Wild plant forager blog - EDIBLE WEEDS  nourish your wild wisdom. THE MIRACLE OF GROWING FOOD SUSTAINABLY. Preserved Lemons Recipe, Preserved Lemon Recipe, How To Make Preserved Lemons, How To Preserve Lemons, Moroccan Preserved Lemons, Pickled Lemons, Lemon Recipes.

This easy-to-make Preserved Lemons' recipe and photo were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.

Preserved Lemons Recipe, Preserved Lemon Recipe, How To Make Preserved Lemons, How To Preserve Lemons, Moroccan Preserved Lemons, Pickled Lemons, Lemon Recipes

What are preserved lemons? A preserved lemon is a lemon that has been soaking in lemon juice and salt for a period of time. During this process, the lemon loses the bitter taste and becomes sweet. 4 Ways to Cure Olives. Edit Article Four Methods:Curing Olives in WaterCuring Olives in BrineDry Curing OlivesLye Curing Olives Curing olives is an ancient process that turns the naturally bitter fruit into a deliciously salty, tart snack.

4 Ways to Cure Olives

Choose a curing method that works best for the type of olive you have. Pomegranate Molasses Recipe. Liquid rubies Ever since Pom Wonderful started marketing the health benefits of pomegranate juice, and selling them in those cool pom shaped bottles, more and more recipes calling for pomegranate molasses have been popping up.

Pomegranate Molasses Recipe

Pomegranate molasses is a traditional ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking and can be used in a variety of dishes such as Fesenjan Persian chicken stew or eggplant lentil stew. You can also mix it with a little orange juice and club soda for a refreshing punch. Home-cured Cracked Olives. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Video. Saving the Season - Journal. It's been hotter than Hades this month in LA, and I have to admit that the heat has put a damper on my enthusiasm for the kitchen.

Saving the Season - Journal

My "cooking" has been largely confined to cutting up tomatoes and melons, opening bottles of chilled rosé, stirring up gin and tonics. Canning, if you can bear it at all, requires a strong tolerance for standing over a hot stove. My recommendation is to loose yourself in the "romance" of sweat and swelter—think of it as an old-fashioned summer. Be all that as it may, this week some fruit came down the pike that was too rare—and too good—to pass up, whatever the temperature. The Fruit Detective, David Karp, generously shared some of his exceptional mirabelles, ABOVE, and green gages, BELOW. The green gage, in particular, establishes the standard for plum flavor and is without doubt among the best stone fruit in the world, on par with the Blenheim apricot and the Snow Queen nectarine.

Saving the Season - Journal - Fresh Persimmon Butter. October's color is orange.

Saving the Season - Journal - Fresh Persimmon Butter

It's the color of burnish, of time's passage, of maturity. Orange is yellow as an old man, when he's mellow and soft and warmed by memories of his long-ago conquests. Driving through the South in October, or at least those parts of the South that still have roadside ditches and overgrown fencerows, you might catch sight of a small tree laden with hundred of hot orange fruits about the size of a chestnut.

Euell Gibbons' Persimmon "Molasses" using Diospros virginiana (common or American persimmons) Euell Gibbons' Persimmon "Molasses" (click here for recipe with metric measurements) This recipe, was offered by Euell Gibbons in his 1962 book, "Stalking The Wild Asparagus".

Euell Gibbons' Persimmon "Molasses" using Diospros virginiana (common or American persimmons)

His recipe for "molasses" basically follows his Persimmon Beer recipe, but with a slight modification in the instructions shown below. This recipe is used by permission. Ingredients: 10 pounds of wheat bran 1 gallon of pulp from very ripe persimmons Bake this mixture like pones of cornbread until it is brown and firm. Persimmon Ale. Everything about these old recipes told me it wouldn't work.

Persimmon Ale

After talking about when to dump a beer, I wasn't really in a hurry to repeat the experience, but something kept nagging at me. The historical descriptions of Persimmon Ale all raved about it. Persimmons. Easy Zucchini Refrigerator Pickles - Seed to Saucepan. Cucumbers get all the pickle glory. Try zucchini pickles! Enjoy these easy, delicious, no-can pickles. Your dinner guests will be amazed! Debatably better than cucumber pickles. INGREDIENTS: 9 medium (3 pounds), unpeeled zucchini cut into wedges or slices 1 medium onion (red, white, or yellow), thinly sliced 4 1/2 tablespoons salt 2 1/4 cup cider vinegar 2 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup fresh dill flowers and leaves or 1/4 cup dried dill 2–4 hot peppers either cut in half lengthwise or scored on the bottom (1/2 or one whole per jar depending on preference); chili flakes may be substituted 2–4 cloves garlic (or to taste), sliced in half 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds Add salt to zucchini slices/spears and onion; stir to coat.Place salted zucchini and onion in a colander over a bowl, and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Canned Pears: How to can pears (complete easy directions with photos) Canned Pears: How to can pears (complete easy directions with photos) This month's notes: September 2015: Strawberries and blueberries each have a very brief season; don't miss them: See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. And see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals, such as strawberry festivals and blueberry festivals. Organic farms are identified in green! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Refrigerator Pickled Beets Recipe, How To Make Refrigerator Pickled Beets, Whats Cooking America. Since I, personally, don't like to take the time to can vegetables, I always want to either refrigerate or freeze them.

This is a very easy and delicious way to make pickled beets. My husband loves them! More delicious Beet Recipes. How to Can Pears without Sugar. How to Make Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes, From Tomatoes from Your Garden. How to Make Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes, From Tomatoes from Your Garden - Easily! How to Make Chia Seed Jam.

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3-Day Pickles Recipe. Garden Vegetable Tomato Sauce. Zucchini In Tomato Sauce Canning) Recipe. Small Harvest Preserving - Canning Tomatoes and Zucchini. Zucchini Salsa, Canned Recipe.