Category Archives: Recipes

canning recipe for June

One of the ways of being more self-sufficient is to preserve your harvest. This may involve canning or freezing the things you grow yourself or perhaps you buy from the local Farmer’s Market or local farm stands. There are many canning recipes for June.   Rhubarb is one of the first crops in my garden Read More…

brown bread in a can

Boston Brown Bread or brown bread in a can, is an old American steamed bread, moist and flavored with rye, molasses and raisins. I grew up enjoying the wonderful flavor of Boston brown bread; my grandmother would purchase the bread in cans from the grocery store and serve it sliced for lunch. When I found this Read More…

roasted tomato soup

  Winter is usually the time we enjoy tomato soup but this roasted tomato soup is perfect on a cold, wet spring day. Roasting tomatoes in your slow cooker intensifies their flavor. This roasted tomato soup is flavored with herbs and garlic and simmered with chicken broth, ricotta and Parmigianino cheese. Top the soup with Read More…

cinco de mayo pork

Hard to believe that it is almost May! Pork shoulder is a favorite for the slow cooker.  This south of the border entrée will have your family celebrating in no time! The pork is so tender and can be served with corn or flour tortillas or ladle it over steamed rice. I love making meals Read More…

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