Citrus Preserving

In the spring, when we Pacific Northwesters are just getting the growing season under way, our supermarkets are full of seasonal produce from other parts of the globe. It’s my normal choice to not purchase food products that have travelled from far away, as … Continue reading

Canning Ring Chaos

My pantry used to become a tangle of canning jar rings. Especially during that time between November, when canning was completed for the year and June, when half of the put-up preserves were consumed. I was pretty good at cleaning and storing the … Continue reading

Labels & Lights

I’ve started many seeds in pots this year. Many seeds means many labels! Almost all of the yogurt containers that I have saved over the winter, have been repurposed into tags. These label tags can be saved and used again next year too. … Continue reading

Chive Talkin’

My clump of chives has exploded into tender green wisps. The fresh growth of chives, a perennial staple in my vegetable garden, marks the beginning of harvest season for me. Chives are the first herb that I preserve each spring. While I was … Continue reading