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Putting Up: Sweet Cherry Tomato Pickles

We made Sweet Cherry Tomato Pickles for the first time last year, and they quickly became a favorite. Juicy, tangy and bite-sized, they’re easy to serve as is or blended together for a quick vinaigrette. With the tomato season holding … Continue reading

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10.7.13 Picky Eaters

There’s very little worse than coming into the garden and finding that deer have been foraging around. The garden gate was left open overnight and, by the looks of things, they took full advantage of the opportunity. After a quick … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Carrot Pepper Salsa, Canned + Lacto-Fermented

Like seed catalogs for home gardeners, fellow preserver Kate says the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving is the canner’s equivalent — wonderful to browse mid-winter and dream of the colorful jars to come. It was while thumbing through the salsa section that we … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Tomatoes — Lacto-Fermented Salsa

Lacto-Fermented Salsa is our favorite way to preserve this spicy condiment — the vegetables remain fresh tasting and with tons of texture, and the garlicky juices are positively addicting (Bloody Mary, anyone?). Small batches can be made up quickly and … Continue reading

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9.23.13 Radishes

September’s schedule was crammed full of appointments, trips, and events, and as much preserving as could be fit in between. Meanwhile, there was not near enough attention paid to the garden as it deserves. Somehow, though, we ended up with … Continue reading

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Putting Up: Tomatoes — Roasted & Canned

After stocking the pantry with a season’s worth of crushed and sauced tomatoes, we wondered about roasting as a way of preparing them for canning. We’ve roasted smaller tomatoes to freeze but, with the freezer near to capacity, we needed another … Continue reading

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Roasted Ratatouille

A late summer harvest of tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, sweet peppers and onions were roasted up in individual batches, then gently mixed together, and stashed in the freezer as part of our winter stores. Local ingredients: Eggplant and sweet onions … Continue reading

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