Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrating Carrots

by Texas Homesteader ~ *contains affiliate link I was given a boatload of fresh carrots recently and I didn’t want them to go to waste.  Now I’ve written before about turning ugly carrots into beautiful carrots by chopping ugly carrots into uniform pieces.  But these carrots were already beautiful and there were WAY too many […]

Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrated Cinnamon/Sugar Apple Chips

by Texas Homesteader *affiliate link Today I’m continuing on with my series on Preserving Fresh Apples.  My aunt shared many bushels of apples from her tree this year and I’m making sure to get them all preserved. I certainly don’t want that apple deliciousness to go to waste! I’ve been busy making and canning apple […]

Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrating Onions

  by Texas Homesteader *affiliate link Gardening is a fun hobby, but c’mon there’s lots of work involved too.  From planting seeds or tender seedlings to standing under that hot summer sun watering, weeding and harvesting.  Seeing that basket of fresh healthy produce is enough to make it all worthwhile of course.  But oftentimes your […]

Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrated DICED Tomatoes

By Texas Homesteader *contains affiliate link This summer has been pretty weird, garden wise. After suffering 3 consecutive years of gripping drought we got a little rain this year. Oh don’t get me wrong, we’re STILL in the drought and suffering from below-normal rainfall but at least rains have come sporadically this year. But here’s […]

Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrating Plums

by Texas Homesteader *affiliate link I recently acquired two different varieties of ripe plums that totaled about 30 lbs.  Now I love fruit, and plums are some of my faves – so sweet, so juicy!  But I’m going to have to preserve some of these plums if I’m going to keep them from going bad […]

Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrating Cabbage

by Texas Homesteader *contains affiliate link Early spring is a great time to pick up cabbage. I came by quite a bit of cabbage this year.  Cabbage keeps reasonably well in the fridge. And of course if you make sauerkraut  you can preserve it for longer. But I don’t care for sauerkraut. So I cooked […]

Preserving The Harvest: Making Tomato Sauce

Texas Homesteader ~ My garden isn’t producing heavily yet, but I came across a great deal recently on a large quantity of beautiful fresh tomatoes. I froze a few of them to make my fresh tomato blender salsa and of course we ate some tomatoes fresh. But RancherMan prefers his tomatoes cooked so we had […]

Preserving The Harvest: Dehydrating Bell Peppers

Texas Homesteader ~ *contains affiliate link I’ve planted many bell pepper plants in my garden this year. But it’s still too early in the season for them to be producing. So I stumbled upon a great deal on bell peppers at the store recently. Yeah, I mean like 15 peppers for $0.99 kinda great deal! […]

Preserving The Harvest: Canning Pears In Light Syrup

by Texas Homesteader *this post contains an affiliate link A sweet friend offered to let me pick pears from her very large pear tree.  I love pears both fresh and home-canned so I eagerly accepted her offer. I made pear preserves with some of the pears primarily because RancherMan loves them so much. But I […]