Preserving Recipes/ Spring

Asparagus

Asparagus is a sure sign of spring. This perennial plant produces flavourful spears that are high in folate, fiber, and Vitamins A, C and K. The spears that are…

Steam Canner
Preserving Know-how

Atmospheric Steam Canning

Several people have asked me about atmospheric steam canning. It is growing in popularity so let’s explore the uses, advantages, and disadvantages of this method of food preservation. In…

The Potager Garden
Spring

The Potager Garden

During the depths of the pandemic, I needed something to lift my spirits. I decided to embrace ideas from the beautiful French potager gardens. I am not alone in…

The Spring Garden
Spring

The Spring Garden

There is no doubt that a productive, lush garden is key to great fresh and preserved foods. And spring is the time to plan. Almost everyone can grow some…

Sugar Shack
Preserving Recipes/ Spring

Sugar Shack Time

It is the time when nature provides a beautiful gift compliments of the maple tree. Almost all maple syrup production comes from Canada and the US. The Maple Syrup…

Preserving Recipes/ Winter

Citrus Curds

Continuing with the early winter citrus theme, in the last weeks I have been making and freezing curds. When citrus is easily available and not expensive, I like to…

marmalade
Winter

Marmalade

There are several theories about the origins of marmalade, a sweet jelly with suspended fruit rinds and chunks. Some say Mary Queen of Scots had seasickness and her French…

Citrus
Winter

The Joy of Citrus

Winter brings an array of citrus to grocery stores and often at a good price. Oranges, tangerines, Clementines, mandarins, lemons, Meyer lemons, limes and grapefruit delight the senses. There…