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Fresh, Chopped Onions on a Weeknight

Fresh, Chopped Onions on a Weeknight

| September 25, 2007 | 3 Comments

No time for a full post this morning, but here’s a nifty little tip. If you have a FoodSaver or a similar device that seals bags while sucking all the air out of them, you can speed up your mid-week cooking. How? Chop ingredients like onions, carrots, peppers and potatoes or mince garlic over the […]

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How to Make a Big Batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce to Store for the Winter

How to Make a Big Batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce to Store for the Winter

| September 7, 2007 | 4 Comments

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! When I bought the 10 pounds of seconds tomatoes last weekend, I was worried that my ultimate goal of transforming them into a succulent sauce was, well, a bit lofty. But, fortunately, the plan worked like a charm and I was able to use my small batch process on a much larger […]

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How to Freeze Blueberries

How to Freeze Blueberries

| August 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Once you’ve picked hoards of the beautiful blue, sweet balls of wonder, what do you do with them? Besides cooking and eating, you can also freeze blueberries so that they can be enjoyed all year. Frozen berries can be used the same as fresh berries once thawed. And it’s a super treat to have fantastic […]

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Making Strawberry Jam

Making Strawberry Jam

| July 16, 2007 | 3 Comments

I started this post several weeks ago before going on vacation. Unfortunately, time constraints forced me to set it aside. And now, after careful thought, I have decided not to give you a recipe to go along with it. At least not yet. But making jam? Not that hard. Canning? Not that hard. And the […]

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Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

Canning and Preserving: My Introduction

| June 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

Something clicked this spring and I decided that I wanted to try canning jams, veggies, pickles . . . you name it. It’s not something I have ever done before though or even seen done. And frankly, I can be a bit obsessive when trying to do something new. True to form, I bought two […]

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