Cooking Tips, food preservation, Gardening, Recipes

How to Make Your Own Greens Powder

Greens powders are such a convenient, wonderful way to sneak a little extra nutrition into smoothies, soups, chilis--you name it! But instead of buying some from a health food store, you can make your own out of the greens in your garden! 🙂 Here's how I did it. Invasion of the kale! First, I washed… Continue reading How to Make Your Own Greens Powder

food preservation, Gardening

Refrigerator Pickles

Summer will be here before you know it; and if you're growing cucumbers they'll be coming in faster than you can use them. But if you’re like my mom, you hate making pickles. You think it’s a time consuming process, and you have a nagging fear that they won’t even turn out right. But at… Continue reading Refrigerator Pickles

Gardening

Freezing Tomatoes—the Insanely Easy Way

Last weekend, we found ourselves with too many tomatoes from our garden to use fresh. (A common situation gardeners find themselves in, I’m sure.) We didn’t have time to devote to canning them, so we opted to freeze them instead. I began preparing for our original tomato freezing procedure: which consisted of blanching them, dicing… Continue reading Freezing Tomatoes—the Insanely Easy Way