Tag: cooking

homesteading: freezing herbs for the taste of summer all year round

Every autumn, I make a lot of pesto with my sweet basil and put it up to freeze.  This year, I’ll be freezing fresh basils, oregano, and thyme as well for soups and such in the winter. Before freezing herbs, there’s some prep work…

rainy days got you down? ideas for gardeners on a rainy day

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.  ~Author Unknown It’s a cool, rainy  day here–the kind of weather that makes me want to lie on the couch and doze on and off, dreaming of warm, sunny days and veggies growing…

Lessons learned: canning and prayer

I wrote this one several summers ago, and with the onset of canning season, I have returned to it this week.  I find that each summer I can, this prayer practice becomes enhanced with various nuances. With the renovation of our kitchen this past…