Category Archives: preserving

Putting Up: Pickled Cranberries

These days leading up to the holidays are hectic ones, and this quick batch of Pickled Cranberries provided an unexpected moment of quiet in the kitchen, a kind of comfort in the making, as well as some glittering, festive jars that’ll keep me from arriving … Continue reading

Posted in preserving | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Putting Up: Crushed Tomatoes and an Anniversary

Another Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and with it the annual session I reserve just for canning tomatoes. Now at their peak, I took advantage of Orange Circle Farm’s online system to order enough Roma tomatoes to last me the coming winter. As one of … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, preserving | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Putting Up: Pressure Canning Chicken Stock

Jars of double-rich chicken broth made from Orange Circle Farm‘s flock, will serve as the basis of many a warming meal this coming winter. Along with canned tomatoes, these are a must for stocking my pantry with. Canning tips: Add 2 … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, local food, preserving | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Stewing Hens and Storage Onions from Orange Circle Farm

Stewing hens are a natural part of the cycle of keeping layers, and the ones that Orange Circle Farm currently have available produce a pure, clean broth that can only come from chickens that have led a well-cared for life. I’ll can up the nutritious … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, local food, preserving | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Saving Summer with The Sound

I recently had the pleasure of talking about preserving with Leslie Modica for The Sound — for tips on where to start with canning, freezing, dehydrating and fermenting the season’s bounty, you can read the whole article here: http://soundnh.com/saving-summer/.

Posted in preserving | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Taking Stock + What the Groundhog Saw

Along with Groundhog Day, I’m told that February 2nd is the traditional day to check on what’s left in storage to see one through the rest of winter. With only six more weeks to the Spring Equinox, it’s a good time to … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, interlude, local food, preserving | 11 Comments

2014 Master Food Preserver Volunteer of the Year

I’m honored to be chosen by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension as the 2014 Master Food Preserver Volunteer of the Year — many thanks to them for sponsoring this very special program, to food preservation educator Kathy Savoie for sharing her extensive knowledge … Continue reading

Posted in preserving | Tagged | 13 Comments