From the Urban Homesteading Is a Way of Life Facebook Page, an excellent recipe for homemade ketchup that has a flavor similar to the store bought stuff, but of course, way yummier! If you’re not a canner, the excess can also go into the freezer in small jars for you to remove and use up […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our family has been blessed with a huge amount of fresh fruit this year. Unfortunately it seemed to come all at once, so some of it must be preserved somehow. Jam is an obvious choice since it’s ridiculously expensive to buy those jars of fruit flavored stiff syrups they sell at the grocery store, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My husband happens to have a slight obsession with smoking things. Not cigarettes or cigars. Meats, spices, veggies, whatever he can get on the grill (and he is a charcoal purist I should mention–propane and natural gas just don’t do it for him). Normally I indulge him because it means less for me to cook […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Several weeks ago there was a discussion here on DI about the junk some food producers put into our foods, and subsequently label these additives as “natural flavors” or something along those lines. This spurred me to start looking into making as many of my own kitchen staples as possible (eg. vinegar, butter, mustard, ketchup, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.