Canning & Kitchen

Muffin Mania!
October 1, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

What’s more inviting than a warm muffin with a cup of tea or mug of coffee? Someone to share it with! The muffin recipes I’m sharing our family favorites and easy enough for the little ones to help.

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An Old Fashioned Mustard Pickles Recipe
September 2, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

What do you do with those renegade cucumbers that hide under the vine until suddenly they appear — huge and yellow? You could, of course, relegate them to your compost …

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Roast Chicken with Green Beans, Tomatoes, and Olives
September 1, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

One of my family’s favorite dinners is roast chicken with green beans, tomatoes and a handful of Greek olives tossed in.

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Preserve Recipes Turn a Bountiful Harvest Into Holiday Gifts
August 25, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Want to avoid the traffic, crowded stores, and expensive prices when shopping for holiday gifts? Here’s how. Use these preserve recipes to keep seasonal foods when they’re at their peak. You …

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20 Easy Zucchini Recipes For Your Surplus
August 21, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

If you’re new to gardening, you’ve probably researched when to plant squash, how to grow zucchini and which zucchini varieties to choose, only to hear jokes about locking your car doors while …

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Selling Homemade Food: Laws and Considerations
June 15, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Cottage food law is the legal permission or ban on selling homemade food. And it’s gotten a lot of attention lately. Within the past few years, states have either tightened …

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How to Tell If You Have a Healthy SCOBY

Of all the things that couples argue about, I’ll bet the last one you’d ever think of is whether or not you have a healthy SCOBY in your kombucha jug. …

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Eliminating Weevils in Flour and Rice
March 14, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Their little legs wriggled on my spoon. How harmful could they be? Casting my eyes to each side, I watched for approaching family members as I dropped the little bugs …

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My Experiments With Milking Plants

By Daniel Strauss This cartoon was my first exposure as a child to the concept of non-dairy milk alternatives: After all the milk wells on the planet of Felina had gone dry, Overcat came …

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Wild Coffee Alternatives

By Christopher Nyerges You’ve heard all the pros and cons regarding regular coffee. Some are good, some are not good. Even if you’re a regular coffee drinker, there are times when …

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Pavlova Dessert: Easy and Elegant
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Pavlova. Does the name intrigue you? Well, you’re not alone. I first encountered a recipe for Pavlova years ago in cooking school. I was intrigued and impressed not only with …

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Springtime Rhubarb Pie
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

by Becky Pederson – The first fresh pie filling available in my part of Wisconsin is rhubarb. It’s ready to pull at 8 to 10 inches tall. To begin, we …

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No-Peek Beef Stew for a Winter Warm Up
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Is there anything better to chase away the bone-chilling cold of winter than old-fashioned beef stew? Well, yes. How about “no-peek” old-fashioned beef stew? Beat the winter blahs with a …

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The Secrets to Barbecue Joint-Quality Ribs
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

My first bite of spicy, saucy barbecue ribs in a local ribs restaurant put me on a quest to perfect this ultimate finger food. The best barbecue ribs have intense …

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Making Chai Tea 101
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

It’s that time of year when our kitchens are fragrant with warming spices. Common spices, like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg make their appearance in many holiday dishes and drinks. …

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