In this article, I'll share an easy tomatillo salsa (salsa verde) recipe, plus instructions for safely canning tomatillo salsa. People tend to either love or not-love tomatillo salsa, also known as salsa verde. Until recently, my family has been in the not-love category. However, I started growing tomatillos a few years ago because a friend gave me seeds, and seeds can’t be wasted. That’s when I decided to experiment and make a salsa verde my family would love.
If you are a frustrated gardener with no land with which to garden upon, there IS a solution that is not only fairly easy to implement but also so much fun you will be amazed. That solution does require utilization of some of those brain cells hanging around in your head (or the head of someone willing to help with the project). We are talking about having an indoor garden and raising not only healthy, organic fruits and vegetables, but raising enough of them to give your pocketbook a break. If you have a big enough indoor space, you might even be able to sell the fruits of your labor.
For healthy people with tons of vitality and some land around their abodes, and indoor garden might seem unnecessary. Then again, those points might be helpful at a later time in life, or might be helpful for a friend or loved one in need. [Read more…]
Exactly how does a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer work, and what's the most efficient way to freeze dry food at home? In this post, I share a review of how the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer works, breaking out the electricity use for each phase of the freeze drying cycle. Then we look at the electricity cost per load, and moisture content of different foods. I wrap up with my suggestions for optimizing load size in your Harvest Right Freeze Dryer.
It takes a little effort to restore cast iron cookware, but it's worth it. This post covers cleaning and restoring cast iron with step by step photos. We'll help you strip and reseason damaged and rusted cast iron cookware so it looks and cooks the way it should. (Plus you'll see why vintage cast iron is best!)
I'd like to tell you a quick story about one of my early experiences with cleaning cast iron, and why restoring cast iron means so much to me. [Read more…]