Category Archives: Fruit

How to process black walnuts

So, black walnuts, hey, that’s a Minwax stain, right?  No, though your hands may look like you’ve been playing with said stain after you’re done!  Black walnut is a type of tree that produces a hard nut with a meat … Continue reading

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Fruit cobblers & bettys

Fruit cobblers and bettys are some of the easiest desserts you can make.  More people should, they’re dead easy.  So, as they’re some of my, and my family’s favorites,  I’m gonna walk you thru how I do it. First, you … Continue reading

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How to make apple cider vinegar

This, for me, is a free product.  It’s something that can be made out of windfall apples, the apples on your neighbor’s tree that they run over with the mower, or cart to the dump, or crab apples.  It’s incredibly simple, … Continue reading

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How to make Pectin

I’ve been on this “make the things you use” kick for a while now, but one of the things I use and had only a vague idea that I could make, until recently, was Pectin. I use a boatload of … Continue reading

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How to make strawberry chocolate jam

I went picking strawberries with my friend Sara.  (Sara’s my new convert to the world of canning, and she’s taken off like a shot!)  We took 5 of the 6 children between the two of us and they helped to … Continue reading

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Let there be CHERRIES!

Two years ago, we put in tiny little cherry trees in pursuit of the goal of having an edible landscape.   (They’ve grown a bit…) Last year, the birds ate them all because we were gone for 2 weeks in … Continue reading

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How to make blueberry cardamon-vanilla jam

This is a post that came out of a necessity. Y’see, last week our fridge decided it wanted to take a couple of days off. So it did. Meanwhile, we had to evacuate many of the freezer contents to our … Continue reading

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