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 misshapen carrots into prettier more uniform pieces. In the past I’d dehydrated them using my small household-sized […]
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 harvest […]
By Texas Homesteader ~ *contains affiliate link Tomatoes are the darling of the vegetable garden around these parts. Some like to plant squash, some like peppers. But by golly almost everyone has a tomato bush (or two, or three…) in their garden! None of my tomatoes will go to waste. Even when they’re producing too […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. So decided I would make them into homemade tomato sauce. Tomato sauce is an ingredient I use quite a bit in my kitchen. And making these fresh tomatoes into tomato […]
by Texas Homesteader ~ I grow asparagus in my garden each spring. But even if you’re buying it, asparagus is both fresher and less expensive when it’s in season. Wouldn’t you love to enjoy fresh asparagus throughout the year? Me too! So I decided to preserve my fresh asparagus by canning it!
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! […]