How to Preserve Garlic Scapes from the Garden

Did you know that you can preserve garlic scapes? The last time I visited the farmer’s market, they had big bunches of garlic scapes for one dollar. I cannot resist a price that low so I got a big bunch to bring home and preserve. I’ve been cooking with them all week, but I wanted to […]

Make Your Own Italian Herb Spice Blend

Did you know that a lot of the spice blends you buy in the store have hidden ingredients in them that you don’t really need like additives, anti-caking agents or MSG? I know that it’s easier to start with a spice blend rather than adding 12 different ingredients when you’re cooking but I don’t want […]

Holiday Jams | Cranberry Raisin Jam for Christmas

Holiday jams make wonderful Christmas gifts. Most people don’t make their own jams or jellies any longer so receiving a homemade holiday jam is a bit of a treat. You can put holiday jams in a basket along with some kitchen towels and a loaf of homemade bread for a larger gift idea. This Cranberry […]

Easy Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Recipe That is Soy Free

I know that most people probably buy cocktail sauce in a jar from the grocery store but with this easy shrimp cocktail sauce recipe you will be able to make your own instead.  I like offering finger food and appetizers when we entertain but in the summer I don’t want to heat up the oven […]

How to Make Sauerkraut in Mason Jars from Scratch

So a few months ago, I decided that I wanted to learn how to make sauerkraut in Mason jars. I was tired of paying $9 for a little jar of organic sauerkraut at the food coop. After all, cabbage is really cheap – even organic cabbage – and I have a lot of Mason jars. […]

Herb Infused Balsamic Vinegar Recipe

Product provided. This post includes affiliate links. I love homemade condiments. They taste better than store bought and I can control the ingredients that I use.  If you’ve looked at the ingredients in many of your favorites condiments, you’ll probably understand why I like to make my own. When I received Homemade Condiments by Jessica […]

Easy Guacamole Recipe You Can Make In Minutes

You are going to love this easy guacamole recipe! Guacamole is a part of most of the Mexican dinners that I make.  Guacamole is one of my favorite ways to enjoy avocados.  California and Florida produce most of the avocados in the United States.  My preference is to purchase organic avocados from one of these […]

How to Make your Own Mustard from Scratch Easily

Have you ever tried to make your own mustard from scratch? You may have noticed that I’ve been learning how to make many of the foods that I used to buy pre-made from the grocery store. I have found that making things from scratch is a great way to save money and be more aware […]

How to Make Frozen Yogurt in Any Flavor You Like

Do you know how to make frozen yogurt? I am not a huge ice cream fan but I do enjoy the occasional frozen yogurt.  Because frozen yogurt tends to be a healthier choice than ice cream, many of the brands I find in the grocery store contain artificial sweeteners because they are marketed to people […]

How to Make your Own Sprouting Jar & Sprout Seeds

I love fresh vegetables and in the spring and summer, I enjoy spending time in the garden. Unfortunately, winter in Vermont is long.  I am not able to grow anything in the garden from October through early May.  I do use a cold frame to extend our growing season a few weeks longer, but even […]