Home Food Storage for Your Pantry, Refrigerator and Freezer

No matter how good a deal you get on something, it’s a waste of money if you throw it out because it went bad before you could use it or got damaged somehow. Getting organized with your home food storage can be a key factor in lowering your food budget. Storing Fresh Herbs I love […]

Grind your Own Meat

If you’ve got a KitchenAid stand mixer, adding a KitchenAid FGA Food Grinder Attachment for Stand Mixers (affiliate link) lets you easily grind your own meat so you know what you’re getting. Essentially, you cut the meat into cubes or strips that fit into the feeder. It can be easier to cut if it’s partially […]

When Menu Plans Change, Save the Produce!

It happens to all of us. You make a menu plan, you do the shopping, and then something happens.  I had a recipe I wanted to try that called for a red and yellow pepper but then I didn’t get to it. No way was I going to waste those peppers so I washed them, […]

Plum Jam from Italian Plums aka Prune Plums

Using up the last of the plums that I picked over the weekend. These are a yellow fleshed plum, oval in shape.  I think they’re called Italian Plums or Prune Plums. Lovely to eat fresh, good dried–and now we’ll find out about jam! I started with this, because I had no pectin. I left the […]

Preserving the Bounty of the Garden

The garden is coming in strong finally now that we have some hot weather.  It’s been a wacky year weather wise here. My pickling cucumbers are not giving me as much fruit as in past years, but still enough to play with some pickles. I’ve dried various summer squash. That’s a new one for me. […]