Real Food Chronicles: Jeanne @ Omamas

image credit by contributing writer Jeanne from O’Mamas When the ladies behind the genius Modern Alternative Mama posted a notice they wanted to explore a day-in-the-life of some of the contributing writers, I didn’t rush out and volunteer immediately. Not that my life isn’t an open book. I mean, I’m a blogger, for goodness sake. But I thought, maybe I’m not […]

Canning and Preserving: Links and Tutorials (and Green Peppers!)

Image by Muffet Recently, I went to a local farmer’s market and purchased 250 green peppers.  Yes, really!  We use peppers quite a lot, in stuffed peppers, stuffed pepper soup, spicy chicken soup, chicken gumbo, stir-fry, and lots more.  We love them. Some have asked me how I’m storing all those peppers.  So I thought […]

How to Freeze Berries

   It’s definitely preservation season now!  In case you’re unsure if/what you want to preserve, you can read my preservation guide, and see my post over at Keeper of the Home today about planning what to preserve. One major thing we’re preserving this year is berries.  Strawberries (55 lbs.), cherries (6 – 7 lbs.), blueberries (50 […]