Category Archives: From the Garden

(Mis)Adventures in Dandelion Jelly

Until a few days ago, I’d heard of dandelion salads and wines, but never dandelion jelly. The idea intrigued me so much, I set about making it today. [..]

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She blinded me with horseradish

Last spring, I threw four horseradish plants in next to the potato hills. They flourished, growing nearly three feet tall. “Dig in fall to prevent propagation,” the description [..]

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Maybe Ordering Seeds Will Warm Me Up…

As the flakes of snow bluster sideways, carried on the bonechilling wind outside the library here in Hartland, the old boiler cannot quite keep up with the demands [..]

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A Visit from Heather

My long-lost wonderful friend Heather decided to visit from the Chicago area yesterday, and boy howdy did we ever have a full day. Apart from catching up on [..]

Canning, Community, Food, From the Garden, Gardening, Planning

Pickles for Mom, Pickles for You!

My mom’s financial and health situation right now is dire. She’s at risk for losing her home and she’s already lost her career as the result of being [..]

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Making Pickles, Part Next of (N)

The dills I made for Mike got to a point yesterday I deemed “finished.” They are salty and garlicky and pretty tasty, but not quite my thing. Three [..]

Canning, Fermented Foods, Food, From the Garden, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

Making Pickles, Part 3 of (N)

The bread and butter pickles continue to be yummy, but will get more hotness next time around. The dills are well on their way to being… well, “dilled” [..]

Fermented Foods, Food, From the Garden

Making Pickles, Part 2 of (N)

Because I’m new to This Canning Thing, I’m not fully equipped properly. For instance, I don’t have “a canning pot,” which is somewhat, y’know, important for the whole [..]

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Holy Giant Pile of Cucumbers

Today, I decided to learn how to Make Pickles. The bread and butter recipe I’m going to try calls for 2.5 pounds of cucumbers, so I sallied forth [..]

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