Marinara Sauce (for canning)

Earlier this month, I took my first trip to Charlie's U-Pik in Wiggins, MS with friends. We spent the morning in the heat and humidity wading through mud in our rainboots picking farm fresh produce. The tomatoes, unfortunately, weren't ripe yet. So as I checked out, I grabbed a 25 lb. box of Roma tomatoes... Continue Reading →

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Mixed Pepper Jelly

  In the midst of my food preservation / preparation flurry, I've made some large batches of mini (quarter-pint) jars of certain things for our yearly holiday gifts. Come wintertime, all I'll have to do is make pretty labels, and give them to the Man to hand out Yay for reducing holiday stress! Following is... Continue Reading →

It’s been a long day…

So I haven't really written since I left for my business trip last Thursday. For good reason. From the moment I walked out the door at 5:30 AM on Thursday until the moment I got home at 11:30 PM on Sunday, I was running. 7 AM until 3 AM the next morning each day. And... Continue Reading →

Mild Fire Roasted Salsa

So last night, when I told my husband that I was heading to the farm this morning to pick up salsa making supplies and asked him how much salsa I should make for the year. "Do you think 12 pints will be enough?" "No way! Quarts, not pints. How about 50? I really like salsa."... Continue Reading →

Hot Fire Roasted Salsa

This is the version of my salsa that I made for my husband today, who likes much more heat than the girls and I can handle. It's not ridiculous, but it's too spicy for my taste. You can adjust the heat and flavor to your own preferences by switching out the peppers: just make sure... Continue Reading →

Catching Up

Every night since I last wrote here, I've thought to myself that I need to come post something. And then I look at how late it is, and think about how tired I am, and say, "I'll just do it tomorrow..." Suffice it to say, I've been busy. In the last five days, I've: Gone... Continue Reading →

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