If we can keep from eating all our strawberries in a day, they go bad pretty quickly. Certainly much faster than the grocery store variety. Honestly, I take that as a sort of assurance – they’re not covered with nasty chemicals that keep them perfectly preserved. However, sometimes I want my Saturday strawberries to last until Tuesday, so I use the following technique. They won’t last for weeks and weeks, but you should get another . . . → Read More: How to Make Farmers’ Market Strawberries Last Longer
Dad! Don’t read this post until Sunday!
My dad has many amazing qualities. He can make a game out of anything – including rolled up socks, the packing material from our new blinds, and a big bucket leftover from some construction project. Incidentally, bucket rides also illuminated one of my mom’s best qualities – trusting that her husband wouldn’t put her kids in the hospital and letting us have some crazy fun.
Dad . . . → Read More: Father’s Day Breakfast Idea: How to Make Homemade Pop Tarts
a.k.a How to Can Summer
I don’t use my . . . → Read More: How to Can Strawberry Lemonade
[Note: This should have been posted yesterday, but I ran into some technical issues.]
After days and days of rain (including a crazy thunderstorm yesterday and resulting power-outage), today was just fantastic. To take advantage of the beautiful weather, a friend and I headed up (over?) to Red Fire Farm to pick some strawberries. Our CSA includes some pick-your-own opportunities, so we went bonkers and got 8 quarts each. That’s enough for two batches . . . → Read More: Field Trip! Strawberry Picking at Red Fire Farm
If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at canning, but don’t know where to start, give this one a try. There’s very little work and you end up with a really versatile product.
I didn’t really plan well last year and ended up making a lot of jams, jellies, and fruit butters, which we don’t eat very often. People are super happy to get them as gifts, though, so it made Christmas and . . . → Read More: Strawberries in Syrup Saved for Winter