Author Archives: atillerthemom

My 4 year old with a camera

A couple years ago Santa got my daughter a Fisher Price tough camera. She has recently decided that she wants to be a photographer. So I am going to share my garden through my 4 year old’s eyes. I think … Continue reading

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Pear Butter

10 Sept 2013 A week ago I had bought a box of Bartlet pears to can for the year. I figured that I would have at least five or six days before they would ripen. I was dead wrong. It … Continue reading

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Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

I saw this bad boy at Costco today for $12.99. It is a great price! This book has some great recipes in it.  

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Canning for the fair

2 Sept 2013 This year I decided to do some canning for the fair. I was ambitious and decided to enter the max that the Evergreen State Fair would let me enter. So over the course of two weeks I … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Jam

29 Aug 2013 This jam is a favorite among many people I know. I have a few friend that eat gluten free that have told me that this jam has filled their carrot cake craving void. They eat it with … Continue reading

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Another book recommendation

  26 Aug 2013   This book is awesome if you are interested in mini farming. It has everything from getting your soil ready to raising chicken for meat. It talks about soil maintenance and how to build garden beds. … Continue reading

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Canning Peaches

26 Aug 2013 This time a year is get fruit in bulk cheep time of the year. That means roll in the 24 pound box of peaches. You can usually get #2 peaches (the ugly ones) for pretty cheep. I … Continue reading

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Pickling beets

20 Aug 2013 So beets is a food that I think you either like or don’t like. I have even been asked why I grow beets because they are “useless.” I happen to really like beets. I really love pickled … Continue reading

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Getting Started (water-bath canning)

I thought that I would write a little something for beginners. You do a process every time you can food. You always have to sterilize the jars and heat the lids. There are always things that you should have ready … Continue reading

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Canning books

13 Aug 2013 So I have been spending a lot of time the past two weeks canning food to enter in the Evergreen State Fair. In that time I have purchased three different book. I love them all. They all … Continue reading

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