Category Archives: pickles

Winter time… uncap the goodies

Until the snow flies, I feel it untimely to begin digging into the preserves.  So in some ways, I’m quite happy that it has become cold and snowy so early this year.  In many ways, of course, I’m not too … Continue reading

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And so to wrap up

It’s the end of NaBloPoMo.  I have had a month of rambling on.  Here goes the reflections, things I didn’t talk about, things I did, and things yet to come.  I’ll be off for a few days (avoiding the blogosphere) … Continue reading

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Where do I begin?

I have about nine jars of peaches in the basement.  I have probably twice that many jars of apple sauce, and far fewer jars of apple preserves, plum preserves and canned plums.  I want to begin eating my fruit, but … Continue reading

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Na blo po mo kickoff

I’m trying to write a post a day for the month of November, for Na Blo Po Mo. It can get difficult, especially since this blog is about canning and brewing, and I’ve been easing up in the canning and … Continue reading

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Jalapeno hacking

Double entendre.  You’ll get it. I am pickling jalapeno peppers. I never heard back from my mom, so I’m reverting to the Bernardin recipe, sans garlic.  I hope it’s not essential, because I’m just using vingear and water, no jalapeno. … Continue reading

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Home on the range?

It took some time to figure out what to call this blog.  I had to discard things like “urban homesteading” because it was too precious and bourgeois (and like most of the bourgeoisie, I don’t want to appear bourgeois!).  At … Continue reading

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