Pimp that Preserve Entry – Hard Cider for Cold Nights


Oh dear, the toddler has broken my lap top and I having trouble typing so post this will be short on words.  Especially words with certain letters that will remain a secret as I canot type them.  Cocvxzbined (see what I mean?) with learning wordpress this is a bit of a mess. In what is […]

Canning Tomatoes for the First Time: Some Lessons Learned


Although we’ve now been canning, mostly successfully, for a few years, this year we’ve been taking on bigger projects.  First those pesky peaches and now 3 bushels of blasted tomatoes. We shot this great time lapse video of our twelve hour day that certainly demonstrates the busy-ness but there’s much it is not showing.   Here […]

Twelve Hours of Tomatoes in Two Minutes

                This video is meant to be part of a much larger post about our adventures in canning tomatoes but that will just have to come later in the week as Ryan and I are just too excited to share this. Here is a time lapse that Ryan and […]

Smashed BBQ Peach Jam


When life hands you smashed up peaches and all your burners are in use for canning, its time to make Peach – vanilla – honey jam on the BBQ. As mentioned in last week’s post about our peach canning odyssey, I am never ever peeling another peach. All pealing peaches does is take perfect lovely […]