Tag Archives: food preservation

Ghost Peppers: 12-13-12

Because of our recent, very low temperatures here in north Texas, i’ve had too pull all the peppers from my plants or they get mushy and gross.  My poor cold peppers…  Sob!  They look so sad.  So i’m making more … Continue reading

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Tabasco Peppers: 12-5-12

I’ve been stringing peppers.  We grew all kinds of peppers this year: pablano, Anaheim, Tabasco, bell, jalapeno, and banana peppers.  The chili peppers didn’t make it. Most of the peppers i harvest often and use immediately.  Alot of my canned goods have peppers: … Continue reading

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Oryx Jerky: 9-20-12

We’ve all heard of beef jerky, turkey jerky, and even Buffalo jerky.  i’m making Oryx jerky.  The oryx, a large antelope with long, spear-like horns, is a true desert animal that lives in Africa.  A friend of mine from the farmer’s market gave … Continue reading

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Watermelon Jam! 9-19-12

This is the last batch of watermelon jam until next summer when i have a new crop.  it’s more of a pain to make than other jams because not only do all the seeds need to be removed, but it’s … Continue reading

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Candied Peppers: 9-17-12

Today i’m making candied peppers, courtesy of my friends Jon and Vanessa.  After having a great meal (that Jon prepared) with them on Saturday, they gave me a gallon bag of banana peppers.  Some of them i grilled last night, … Continue reading

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Using Garden Surplus: 8-23-12

I didn’t feel tool good when i woke up this morning, and thought a veggie stew would help.  So now there’s a stew in the crockpot with veggies from the garden and some that i actually had to buy.  My … Continue reading

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Put it up! 8-16-12

Today i’m canning.  i just got a few bags of white cukes out of the garden, which will soon be cinnamon pickles.  The first step to an awesome crunchy cinnamon pickle is to let the sliced cukes sit in a … Continue reading

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3-29-12, Thursday

Greetings all!  It’s another exciting day of baking at the homestead.  As i mentioned yesterday, we have to get about a dozen loaves of bread made today.  And i am getting it done,  but poor Kyla has to do all … Continue reading

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3-9-12, Friday

Well, i had an interesting evening last night.  That’s all i’m going to say about that.  But i will humor my curious readers with a picture of our new Venus Fly Trap, aptly name “Little Pot of Horrors”.  But we … Continue reading

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3-8-12, Thursday

The Dueling Patriots radio show went well last night, i think.  At least when we weren’t talking over each other.  Marcus and Scott are both articulate and funny, so it’d be worth checking out at http://www.duelingpatriots.com/.  And a special shout out … Continue reading

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