This recipe will help you with pressure canning sweet corn off the cob. Summertime is wonderful, if not just because corn is in season, and the best of it goes on sale at my local organic food store. We love everything about corn, like cream corn, corn broth, tamales, and especially corn on the cob.
Make your own spicy soy-vinegar dip at home by following my four-ingredient recipe. This easy to make dip perfectly match any fried or grilled foods.
An essential condiment in every British household is a bottle of HP Sauce, just as it’s nearly impossible to find an American home without ketchup.
Save money and learn how to make your own kecap manis, the famous Indonesian condiment, which you can use in many dishes. Easy to make, and tasty, too.
Before the written word, there was honey; offering to the gods, source of potent drink and peasant currency, and even a love potion; honey is as old as time. Enjoy the history and the recipes.
Pecans (and almost any food) can be preserved in Mason jars. This method frees up your freezer space, and there is no freezer burn.
A quick and easy tahini recipe. Only need 2 ingredients. Homemade tahini paste made in just 15 minutes. Ideal for making hummus, tahini salad dressing, tahini dip, tahini sauce or even tahini cookies!
Mole, or Mexican BBQ sauce, has gained popularity due to the efforts of culinary genius Rick Bayless. This simplified recipe for red mole yields a silky, sweet, smoky sauce. A Scoville chart of dried chiles is included.
Nothing beats the fresh taste of homemade beef jerky. Say goodbye to the massively preserved, store-bought bags and find true comfort with homemade beef jerky recipes.
This article is about the the easiest way to make sweet, crunchy pickles, featuring a secret shortcut. Includes recipe, complete instructions, and lots of photos. You will love these pickles.
Salsa verde is a green salsa made in Mexico. It is made with tomatillos, cilantro, onion, garlic, chile serrano, and lime. It can be boiled or broiled. Includes variations and serving suggestions.
Our humble little tomato plant grew beyond expectation and produced a bumper crop. I made a delicious green tomato chutney with garlic.
Pickles enhance the taste of your meal. Pickled mangoes are one such yummy condiment. I recommend that you try this easy and quick recipe. Moreover, it is mouthwatering too!
Of all the vegetables I can each year, tomatoes have to be my favorite. My instructions are easy to follow, and the photos will help you, too. You're going to love having jars of tomatoes you canned yourself.
I am so happy to still have my grandmother's old food mill. Making homemade applesauce and choke cherry jelly is easy, fun, tasty, and satisfying. See videos in this post, then get busy!
The best pizza sauce starts off with the freshest ingredients, not canned. Learn the secrets to an extremely fresh from scratch pizza sauce recipe.
Sample five smoky BBQ sauce recipes from the main barbecue regions of the United States. Also included, the origin of barbecue sauce and BBQ cooking methods.
Freezer strawberry jam is a great treat you can put on your ice cream or your toast. By packaging it, you can turn it into a nice gift. It's yummy too!
You can make and can your own robust pasta sauce that's free of preservatives, additives, and chemicals—and costs under $3 per jar. If you grow the ingredients yourself in your own backyard, the cost is even less!
Craving Mexican fajitas? Try my recipe for a gluten-free seasoning mix marinade. Since this is a dry mix, it can be stored for months inside your pantry.
A simple recipe, with photos, to make the popular Israeli spicy condiment, zhug (skhug). Originally from Yemen, this Mediterranean hot sauce is easy to prepare, has a vivid green color, and has a garlic/cilantro aroma that is entrancing.
Home canning is simple and can be a great skill to learn. I think it's economical and healthy because no chemicals are added during the process. It's a great way to store extra food!
This recipe is focused on pressure canning black beans. By preserving your own food, not only can you control the ingredients in the food you make, providing your family with more nutritious food, but you also get the satisfaction of making food for your family.
A gooey, dark brown, and salty spread has been marketed under the slogan “Love Me or Hate Me, I’m Yours.”
Peruvian ají sauce transforms chicken and French fries into something special! Learn how to make this spicy, addictive sauce.
Olive & Vine is a Houston boutique that sells top-quality extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. Taste before you buy, and learn about health benefits for both.
A fantastic recipe for freezing tomatoes. Use this recipe to save any excess tomatoes you may have. Use the frozen ones later to make fantastic sauces that are full of flavor.
You can use those end-of-season, unripe tomatoes you picked from your garden or greenhouse to make an excellent chutney. I also include recipe tips for using the chutney in a ploughman’s lunch.
Fresh ingredients & a short cooking time make for a quick & easy pasta sauce that tastes as fresh as summer.
Making a real Cajun-style roux is no mystery—it simply takes a little patience! With a couple of tools and three ingredients, you can have true, rich Cajun flavor for gumbo or étouffée for yourself!
If someone sends you to the store for mayonnaise, don't buy Miracle Whip instead. There is a difference. In fact, there are big differences between the two.
Preserved vegetables are the "magic" ingredient in home-style Chinese cooking. The preserved sweet salty radish called "choi poh" in Cantonese is a universal favourite. It's very easy to make. Enjoy!
How or why would you substitute one ingredient for another in a recipe? Perhaps you want a sauce for your meatballs, but you cannot eat tomatoes. Let me show you how!
Make your own cooking spray saves money, reduces the chemical additives you're putting into your body, takes 5 minutes to make, and is better for the environment and better for your health.
If you've never tasted a gooseberry, June is the perfect time. Make a tasty jam from these green berries, and surprise your friends with the fresh, sweet, tart flavor, as well as the unusual color.
Try traditional Georgian satsebeli sauce. It will make anything—meat, poultry, pasta—have a great flavor and taste really Georgian.
Sauce made with fresh tomatoes has a unique flavor and the sweetness of the tomatoes grown in your own or someone else's yard can't be beat. Add what ever other vegetable and or meat you like and you have a healthy and tasty sauce for your pasta.
Is your jam thin and runny? Here are all the ways you can make great jam using low-pectin fruit, with example recipes.
Do you want a recipe for a healthy cranberry sauce that even people who hate cranberry sauce will love? This recipe has been wowing my Thanksgiving guests for years.
Fish can be preserved by drying, salting, and freezing. These methods go back thousands of years and are effective ways to store bumper harvests for times of scarcity.
This hearty, rustic tomato pasta sauce takes less than 15 minutes to prep and produces a bold tomato and garlic flavor. Pairs well with a variety of pastas and is an excellent spread for appetizers.
"Curry" is a blanket term used to describe a vast range of Indian spicy stewed dishes. There are many different styles of curries. Not all are hot. Get tips and recipes for curries here.
10 ways to use up your leftover cranberry sauce. You might even be inspired to make some cranberry sauce just to try some of these ideas.
Are you wondering what to do with your bounty of beautiful chilies? Why not freeze them so that they are be available to use whenever you want to add a bit of spice to your life.
Quinces are a delicious but under-used fruit. Somewhere between an apple and a pear, they are too hard to be eaten raw, but they make a delicious jelly that's perfect for a Christmas breakfast... or as an awesome homemade holiday gift!
Italian pesto is loved the world over. But have you ever tasted Tallarin Verde, or green noodles, the pesto of Peru? Creamy and mild, it is the favorite dish of many Peruvian children.
Knowing how to make a white sauce can be invaluable cooking skill. You can use a white sauce in so many dishes either as a topping or a creamy filling.
Why go to an expensive Japanese restaurant? Now you can prepare a classic Japanese sauce at home without worrying about your budget. Follow my easy recipe for galicky sweet soy glaze.
Learning how to make a quick pan sauce will give you superpowers in the kitchen. Three to four ingredients and five minutes will elevate a plain chicken breast or pork chop to a whole new level.
What does “French cooking” mean to you? Fancy, fussy, complicated? Mother sauces, the foundation of French cuisine are easy to prepare. I'll tell you how, and you'll never buy packaged sauce again.
Learn how to dehydrate foods and save money. Dehydrating foods takes none of the nutrients out and helps you use food at their prime.
When your chickens produce too many eggs to use fresh, or you find a good sale on eggs, preserve some for later consumption using an old-fashioned method. Store eggs in your basement or closet.
Making the most of your homegrown tomatoes: a guide to cooking and preserving tomatoes for use all year round, with some useful recipes.
People seem to have a love/hate thing for French food - which I can understand. It's somewhat intimidating, involves approximately 476 steps for something as simple as a scrambled egg, and no one understands what the names of dishes are. They are in...
Red wine vinegar, shallots and garlic reduce quickly for a fabulous steak sauce. This sauce will change the way you enjoy steak. It's so savory and flavorful, plus it's easy to make!
Pickles from zucchini? Yes, crisp and full of flavor! You'll be amazed at how delicious these pickles are.
Learn how to prepare Indian-style tomato ketchup/sauce that is free of artificial preservatives, color, and flavor. I have included a recipe video, as well.
Quick and Easy Avocado Recipes. Salads, salsa, guacamole and more. Enjoy avocado a variety of ways with these tempting and healthy avocado recipes. Includes, guacamole a la mexicana!
Photos and text teach you step-by-step how to pressure can milk by sealing it in jars for long-term storage.
Walnut oil is one of those oils you don't hear much about, but it is fantastic. Learn how to use it in your everyday cooking.
Step-by-step instructions on making a delicious and pretty syrup. These instructions can be used for just about any edible flower.
Worcestershire sauce is a delicious fermented product used to flavour meat, fish, Welsh rarebit, and cocktails. It’s made from a secret recipe by Lea and Perrins.
You're going to love this delicious homemade mixed berry jam for water bath canning. Filled with deliciously fresh blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries (and just a hint of honey), the burst of flavor you are going to experience when eating this jam is going to blow your mind.
Freezing corn is a great way to preserve all of that summer goodness, and it's easy to do! Here are some simple instructions so you can enjoy fresh corn all year.
Celebrate the grand garden season finale. Here are some faster, space-saving methods to harvest and store garden produce at its best.
Green beans are essential in a well-balanced diet. Fresh from the garden, they have higher levels of nutrients than ones bought at the store. Here's how to harvest, and freeze green beans.
By learning how to make vegetable scrap broth in the pressure canner, you can reduce the waste in your home, save money on groceries, and provide healthy food for your family for pennies on the dollar. I get a lot of satisfaction out of making most of our food.
Green sauces—a simple idea with world-wide appeal. Each culture uses the herbs of their garden to craft a condiment to accompany the foods they love. Let’s explore the origins of ten of these sauces, how to make them, and how to use them in dishes for your friends and family.
Homemade mango chutney is better than any shop-bought chutney and a great go-to for any Indian curry or ingredient to other recipes. Here's a simple recipe!
Homemade salsa that can be used all year round. Step-by-step instructions that include tips on how to handle jalapeno peppers to keep them from burning your hands.
Wild berries are a common summer sight all over the world and are often free for the taking. Learn to make this quick and easy berry sauce, a delicious and elegant accompaniment for many desserts.
Making cherry and black grape jam in the crockpot is going to be so easy, you'll be surprised that you didn't think to do this for yourself before now. Juicy cherries and crispy grapes made into a sweet, smooth, yummy concoction that you can enjoy with toast or biscuits.
What is in a romesco sauce? Find out how to make an authentic version of this Catalonian salsa in your own home kitchen.
Made with fresh ingredients, a fruit coulis is the perfect fruit sauce. Along with step by step photo instructions, you'll find recipes for a raspberry, a mixed berry and a strawberry version.
An easy storage method for your garden (or Farmer's Market) root vegetables. Suitable for carrots, beets, and many others. Potatoes and similar tubers, too.
Bacon jam is almost impossible to describe—until you taste it. Sweet, spicy, smoky, salty, it's an amazing combination of delectable goodness. Check out how easy it is to make it for yourself!
Standard tartar sauce is great in a hurry and an even simply version takes about 60 seonds to prepare. At the same time, some of my favorites are also fast and easy.
Making your own marmalade with Seville oranges is very rewarding. Once you have tasted your own marmalade, you will never want to buy the commercially made variety again
Here's how to decrystallize honey fast in small and medium batches- no pan or microwave needed. This method is great if you have crystallized honey, but don't want to decrystallize an entire jar, or are dealing with honey in a plastic container.
Rhubarb is a large leafed plant with edible stalks that grows like a bad weed any where that it gets the opportunity to be planted. It is a very hardy perennial yet rather than being harvested with...
I've made a lot of baby food in the past year. I prefer to make it at home because I know exactly what goes into it. I'd love to share my experiences with you.
Spiced vanilla pear jam in the crockpot is one of the first things on my fall to-do list every year. I simply can't imagine starting the new season without the smells of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg wafting through my house. Yum!