Category: gardening

recipe and tips for a good marinara sauce

I know it’s not summer and tomatoes are still small seeds waiting to sprout, but after a comment came in about how to can tomatoes today, I had to get down a jar of homemade marinara and eat  few spoonfuls.  There is nothing like…

slow food

It would be simple to define “slow food” as “the opposite of fast food” or “food that is cooked slowly.”  I prefer, however, to think of slow food as food that has not only been prepared slowly but also cultivated slowly–food that has taken…

canning

I recently had someone refer to canning as a “lost art.”  I snickered to myself that for us homesteaders, it is not an art, it is a tradition.  It has function and purpose.  Its history goes back generations to women who stood around boiling,…