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How to Make Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes, From Tomatoes from Your Garden

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! With Step-by-step Photos, Recipe, Directions, Ingredients and Costs This month's notes: January 2015: Harvested local apples are still available at farmers and farmer's markets! And of course, you can cut your own Christmas tree, get one already cut or get a libing one to plant after Christmas - see this page. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors)) Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions Organic farms are identified in green! Subscribe to our: Email alerts; Follow us on Twitter Add this page to your favorites! Click here for a PDF print version! Sun-dried tomatoes, either in olive oil, seasoned, or plain, add a gourmet touch and great flavor to many dishes and salads. Here's how to do it, in easy steps and completely illustrated. Related:  Preserving the excess

Easy Homemade Butter The Best Thing for Your Morning Toast since Sliced Bread Everyone knows butter. It’s that great tasting stuff we spread on toast and dinner rolls. Or whip into mashed potatoes to make them particularly scrumptious. Or beat into icing to top the perfect cake. But make your own? Anyway, don’t you need a churn to make butter? Well, good news. Best of all? Recipe: Homemade Butter If you’ve ever made whipped cream and overbeat it — resulting in a curdled mess — you were halfway to making your own butter. This recipe is as old as, well, butter: You just agitate cream until it curdles. You can use any quantity of cream to make butter, but it’s easiest (and most efficient) to use a quart or more. Well-wrapped butter will stay fresh in your refrigerator for a week or two, and in your freezer for at least a month (see Notes for more info). Ingredients 1 quart heavy cream (4 cups; preferably regular heavy cream, not ultra-pasteurized — see Notes)salt to taste (optional) Procedure I can take a hint.

How to Make Medicinal Vinegars & Oxymels Medicinal vinegars (Vinegar Extracts) have been around since ancient times, and were an excellent way to preserve and dispense herbs before distilled spirits were known about. While the advantages of using vodka or brandy to make your herbal tinctures are many – including greater potency and longer shelf life, there are those who wish to avoid alcohol for personal reasons or due to the higher cost, making vinegar extracts ideal for them to create. Vinegar extracts (also known as “aceta”) are weaker than alcohol based tinctures, so the required dose is higher. And, while vinegar won’t draw out as many of the beneficial components of an herb that alcohol will, it does excel at drawing minerals and vitamins from a plant. Add those extra nutrients to the already established benefits of apple cider vinegar and you have a very acceptable option for your herbal remedies toolbox. Making a Vinegar Extract: According to my well loved book, Making Plant Medicine Dosing a Vinegar Extract:

800+ Organized Canning Recipes for Winter Storage If you have grown a garden this summer or if you simply have an abundance of vegetables and fruits that you want to preserve for winter, there are many ways of canning those foods. Traditionally, canning was a way to keep foods that were abundant in summer and make them last until the garden came out again the next year. Pin it We have collected more than 800 recipes for canning that will help you to preserve those foods and give you many choices with regards to how you preserve them. – 32 Pages filled with canning recipes from National Center for Home Food Preservation There are many different ways to keep your foods fresh.

National Center for Home Food Preservation About Us The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods. more >>> Announcing a free, self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation. Introduction to Food Preservation General Canning Canning Acid Foods Canning Low-Acid Foods This course is offered in the University of Georgia eLC system. Having trouble watching this video? Seasonal Hot Topics Springtime means many plants are starting to wake up, spread their leaves, open their flowers, and even produce their fruits. Home · Publications · Search · Seasonal Tips · Info Request · Multimedia · FAQs · Contact · Links

~Apple Pie Fries When it comes to desserts, it just doesn’t get much better in life than a nice slice of good old, all-American Apple Pie! Unless of course you can grab that Apple Pie and take it wherever you’d like to go. ~Perfectly flaky, pretty little, sweet sticks of portable Apple Pie! And this Pie is in ‘French Fry’ form…another all American favorite snack delight! These “Fries” are not only super delicious, but how cute are they with their easy-to-eat, adorable presentation, and sweet sugary “salt”?! Sweet Apple Pie Filling is the glue that lovingly holds the two flaky layers of Pie Crust together, all baked into tons of perfectly puffed, ”Fries” of happiness! Kids and kid’s at heart will just love this fun and easy way to enjoy Apple Pie! What you’ll need for 25-30 Apple Pie Fries: 1 Package of Pillsbury Refrigerated pie Crust (2 ct.) Approx. 1.5 cups of Apple Pie Filling 1 Egg Sparkle Sugar for sprinkling..a.k.a. Caramel Sauce and/or Ice Cream for dipping A food processor..optional! Directions:

4 Ways to Cure Olives User Reviewed Four Methods:Curing Olives in WaterCuring Olives in BrineDry Curing OlivesLye Curing OlivesCommunity Q&A Curing olives is an ancient process that turns the naturally bitter fruit into a deliciously salty, tart snack. Choose a curing method that works best for the type of olive you have. Prep time (in water): 7-10 days Steps Curing Olives in Water <img alt="Image titled Cure Olives Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Obtain fresh green olives. <img alt="Image titled Cure Olives Step 9" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">9Cover the olives with the brine. Curing Olives in Brine Dry Curing Olives Community Q&A

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* Lovely Greens *: DIY Homesteading: Making Your Own Country Wines Week five of DIY Homesteading features an avid maker and connoisseur of country wines, Ben Hardy of Ben's Adventures in Wine Making. In this piece he gives information on how you can get started making wine along with two of his delectable recipes using fruit and flowers available in early summer. If you'd like to ask questions or leave comments, please visit Ben at his blog and if you're interested in seeing more of his recipes, his wine-making book is available on Amazon. I feel fraudulent contributing to a series on ‘DIY Homesteading’. For Christmas 1998, my wife bought me two demijohns (‘carboys’ in America), a plastic tube, other wine making paraphernalia and a book of recipes. Most books on wine-making open with long and intimidating chapters on equipment needed, fearsome dos and don’ts, how to measure specific gravity, and strict rules on storing wine. True, you do need to make an initial outlay to get the vital equipment – but ask around. Rose Petal Wine Strawberry Wine

DIY Homemade “Green Powder” Oh, you guys. You know that feeling when you stumble upon something so rad, so essentially, perfectly relevant, so flippin RAD-TASTIC that you actually go past the point of peeing-in-your-pants-excited and just sort of sit back and sigh and shake your head? Yeah. When most people think about food preservation, they’re focused on handling the bounty of produce that warm-weather brings. But what about people like me? Ginormous organic chard for $1/bunch (!!!). This concept is so simple that I simply can’t believe it hasn’t occurred to me sooner. It goes like this: Procure a large quantity of fresh, local, organic greens (like spinach, collards, chard, dandelion, etc). Wash and de-rib the leaves. Collards, the morning after. Next, you’ll need to grind your greens into powder. You could also use a spice grinder, a mortar and pestle, or a food processor. Grind grind grind in batches, until voila! Enjoy!

Vollwerternährung Vollwerternährung bezeichnet ein Ernährungskonzept, bei dem frische und unbehandelte Nahrungsmittel sowie Vollkornprodukte bevorzugt werden. Das Konzept basiert auf der Vollwertkost von Werner Kollath.[1] Im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch wird der Begriff häufig synonym zu Vollwertkost benutzt; ebenso zu Vollwertige Ernährung: Vollwertige Ernährung basiert auf den Empfehlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung und bezeichnet ein Mischkost-Konzept mit ernährungsmedizinischer Zielsetzung. Moderne Vollwerternährung erfordert zusätzlich eine besondere gesundheitliche Qualität der Nahrungsmittel, sowie eine bessere Umwelt-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftsverträglichkeit.[2] Geschichte[Bearbeiten] Ernährungsreformer vor 1933[Bearbeiten] Der Begriff Vollwertkost wurde zwar erst von Werner Kollath 1942 eingeführt, das Prinzip wurde jedoch bereits Ende des 19. Als ein Pionier der Vollwertkost gilt der Schweizer Arzt Maximilian Bircher-Benner (1867–1939), der unter anderem das Müsli erfand.

Canning Glossary acetic acid A pungent, colorless liquid acid that is the primary acid in vinegar (vinegar is 5% acetic acid). Acetic acid is what makes vinegar sour. acid Any substance in a class of sour compounds. alum An ingredient used in older pickling recipes to add crispness and firmness to pickles. altitude The vertical elevation (distance in feet or meters) of a location above sea level. antioxidant A substance, such as citric acid (lemon or lime juice), ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or a blend of citric and ascorbic acids, that inhibits oxidation and controls browning of light-colored fruits and vegetables. artificial sweetener Any one of many synthetically produced non-nutritive sweet substances. ascorbic acid The chemical name for vitamin C, a natural, water-soluble vitamin that is commercially available in a concentrated form as white, odorless crystals or powder. back to top bacteria Microorganisms, some of which are harmful, found in the soil, water and air around us. band See screw band. blanch boil brine

31 ways to use a lemon peel Healthy Habits + Balanced Living = Happy Life. Don't stress about healthy living. I'll show you how to change your habits in just 15 minutes a day. I love lemons. And thanks to the internet, experimenting, and other tidbits along the way I’ve also collected a lot of things you can do with those lemon peels. Uses for Lemon Peels: Culinary Did you know that lemon peels are nutritional power houses? Lemon Peels contain a spectrum of vitamins, minerals and fiber (things like calcium, potassium, and vitamin C) that can give your menu a nutritional boost. Remember, organic will be your best best when consuming the peel to avoid eating any pesticides. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Looking for more delicious real food recipes? I’ve put together 85 incredible dishes that are full of flavor, super yummy, and good for you, too. Best part? Uses for Lemon Peels: Cleaning 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. To clean your coffee pot: Simply add your lemon peels with some ice and salt. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

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