Today I finished processing a bunch of tomatoes, and although it was a bit of work, it felt very good being able to put my quarts of tomatoes onto my pantry shelf. My family goes through a lot of tomato products. We eat pizza, we eat spaghetti, we eat lasagna. We like tomatoes on our tacos, we like tomatoes on our salads, we like tomatoes in our soup. My kids would eat ketchup on pretty much anything. They even dip their carrots into it. With all these tomato based foods, how do you decide how much to make of pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce to last you? Simple, you don't.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Facebook page, and people have asked for the recipe, so here I am to deliver the good news! I'm giving you the recipe.
What is better in the winter than a hot cup of cocoa on a cold snowy day? At our house, our kids LOVE hot cocoa. And the stuff in the box is... well... eh... it's missing something. Try to give it a lift by adding a few simple ingredients to it.
Friday, October 18, 2013
I’ve been asked by several people to write about how I figured out how much to preserve for our family for one year. Or two years, or however many years you are trying to preserve for. Personally, our ultimate
goat goal here is to grow and preserve enough to last two
years. That way, if we have a bumper
crop one year and a dud the next, it won’t be as big of a deal because we
worked ahead to make up for a crop failure.