Category Archives: Canning

Applesauce (Canning)

Recipes posted a year ago:

I have three tiny apple trees in my yard.  They are too small yet to produce fruit.  Maybe I would have gotten a few apples this year if the deer hadn’t taken a few (understatement) nibbles?  I don’t know.  Hopefully they will be more established next year and the deer will stay away? I can dream, right?  So, I need some apples to make applesauce.  What is a girl to do?  Get on Facebook and make an announcement, that’s what!  Therefore, because of Uncle John and my friend Jim down at the gym, I was able to get some nice, crisp apples for my applesauce.  They in return get some applesauce and/or a delicious apple treat like crisp or pie (you just keep this in mind for next year if you are finding yourself with some apples you want to part with) 🙂

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Canning Tomatoes or Why I Love Aunt Donna

Effective food storage and a well-stocked pantry are important secrets for success as a Primal Cook.  In the last few years I have learned how to do some canning.  I used to help my mom as a kid, but did not know all the particulars.  Peaches and apples are my favorite to can, not just because of the end result, but because I can spend some good quality time with my mom doing some “old-fashioned” work!  I remember helping my mom can tomatoes, but didn’t remember how.  So, since Aunt Donna was ready to can tomatoes the other day and needed help, I jumped at the chance (just as she would do!).

My Aunt Donna is the very best!   She loves all things vintage as I do, and so I feel we are kindred spirits.  She is that person in your life who will do anything for anyone and has the biggest heart of anyone that I know.   So not to get all sappy, but I am very thankful for her and to be able to learn so much from her.

Aunt Donna on the Farm

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