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Pickled Asparagus Spears = Umami Times TEN!

Right around this time last summer, we discovered the joys of pickled asparagus, thanks to Marisa McLellan's lovely book, Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round. We'd made a quick tri…

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Berry, Lavender and Chocolate Jam (Recipe)

  You'll love this jam on crepes and croissants in particular, but even on plain old toast it's divine! Ingredients: 8 1/2 Cups Fresh raspberries 3 Cups sugar 2 Tablespoons freshly-…

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5 Ways to Use Garden-Fresh Tomatoes

Summer means lots and lots of fresh tomatoes. Whether you have your own garden bounty, or are loaded up with fresh-from-the-farmers’-market bargains, tomatoes are so versatile; they are great in every…

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Geeky Food Trends, and Why They’re Awesome

At the risk of sounding a little geeky, I'm going to tell you something about myself. I think canning is super cool. A few months ago, I was given a steam canner as a gift and let me tell you, it's am…

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Whole, Peeled Tomatoes: A Key Basic

One of the hardest things for me about winter is the lack of good tomatoes. Despite the insanely globalized, fossil-fuel-driven world we live in, it is just not possible to get good-tasting tomatoes i…

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Pickled Green Tomatoes

I used to really like chipmunks. Then I started gardening... As I became a repeat victim of their destructive, seemingly pointless digging and their casual, heart-breaking habit of taking bites out of…

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5 Reasons to Embrace Home Canning

Home canning might seem more like an activity your grandparents did than something busy people in our day would embrace. But canning homegrown and local foods is undergoing a revival, and many people …

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5 Ways to Savor the Flavors of Summer

There’s only one thing in my mind that rivals the warmth and fun of summer: the taste of summer. Fresh ripe berries, summer squash, right-off-the-vine tomatoes—not much compares to these magnificently…

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4 Ideas for Your Summer Goals List

Instead of waiting for a new year, I like to set seasonal goals for my life. With each season comes renewal, so it’s the perfect opportunity. Care to join me? Here are some ideas for goals you can add…

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Free Canning App Helps with Food Preservation

Have you ever felt intimidated by the idea of home canning? Has it always seemed too complicated? If so, the new free canning app from Mother Earth News offers you the knowledge you need to start cann…

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