It’s that time of year when home gardens are producing epic amounts of vegetables, especially cucumbers! While it may be tough to eat an abundance of cucumbers fresh, it’s super easy to preserve them to enjoy later. These five minute fridge pickles are so simple, and truly only take five minutes! They’re made with ingredients you likely already have on hand, but if you don’t, you could easily substitute any of the flavorings in the brine for something you already have in your … [Read more...] about How to Make 5 Minute Fridge Pickles
No matter how successfully you make tomatoes ripen more quickly in your garden, chances are you will still be left with a number of green tomatoes to use up at the end of the growing season. The good news is, those green tomatoes do not need to go to waste. There are plenty of ways to use unripe tomatoes - and they can be just as delicious, and perhaps more intriguing than sun-ripened fruit. These green tomato recipes from around the web should give you a good place to start when … [Read more...] about 20 Green Tomato Recipes For Using Unripe Tomatoes
Autumn is right on our doorstep, just as it will be coming to yours in due time. We can see it in the yellow leaves falling gracefully from the trees and we can feel it in the crisp morning air. Night time temperatures are steadily dropping, heading down into the low 40's later this week. It is a relief from the heat and storms of summer as much as it is a reminder that the garden needs tending to and that more food needs to be preserved for the winter months. And it is never too … [Read more...] about Homemade Zingy Green Tomato Salsa
There’s no better feeling than bringing in a bumper harvest from the garden, but when you find yourself with an overabundance, it can be hard to know how to deal with it. Homegrown produce can be distressingly perishable, and it makes no sense to squander your efforts by letting it go to waste. Let’s say you you’ve found yourself with an excess of beets this season. If so, it’s time to think beyond boiling and roasting and get a little more creative in the kitchen. This article … [Read more...] about 33 Brilliant Recipes Using Beets You’d Never Have Thought Of
It’s that time of year where summer gardens are producing hot peppers in enormous quantities! The thing about hot peppers though, is you can only eat so many before they go bad. So what’s to be done with all the extra harvest! Pickling to the rescue! Pickling your extra hot peppers is a great way to make them last much longer, and it adds so much flavor! We love to use pickled jalapeños on sandwiches, burgers, in salads, casseroles, and especially as a taco topping! The … [Read more...] about Homemade Quick Pickled Hot Peppers – No Canning Required!
Only four common ingredients are required to mix up a batch of switchel You’re probably asking yourself, “What in the world is switchel anyway?” It’s only the best drink option to beat the crazy summer heat! If you’ve ever read the Little House on the Prairie books, you’ve heard of switchel. Carrie brought it out to Laura and Pa when they were working in the field in The Long Winter. Although in the story, it was referred to as ginger water. Switchel is an old fashioned … [Read more...] about How To Make Traditional Switchel (Haymaker’s Punch)