Monthly Archive: September 2013

Easy Freezer Grape Jelly

Wild Grapes

  Grape Jelly cooling on counter Each week I talk with Brian Patrick on Sacred Heart radio about Bible foods & herbs. Today we talked about grapes. And check out the recipe for easy grape jelly – awesome!  Grapes are mentioned throughout the Bible and grapes were a staple food. John 15:5  - I am …

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Classic Bread & Butter Pickles

Washtub Pickles

 BREAD & BUTTER PICKLES PHOTOGRAPHED ON FENCEROW IN EARLY MORNING I wanted to share this recipe again and to let you know that you can divide it in half easily. Bread & Butter Pickles 4 pounds cucumbers, cut into 1/4” slices, unpeeled 2 pounds onions, thinly sliced 1/3 cup canning salt 2 cups sugar 2 …

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Lavender pouches for the dryer

When my lavender is in bloom, I like to make dryer pouches with the dried flowers and leaves. I like to harvest the leaves and flowers before noon, which is when the sun draws the volatile oils up out of the plant and into the air.   Rita’s Lavender Dryer Pouches 1 large unfilled teabag (you …

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Making saute oils with herbs for the freezer

Herbs in butter and olive oil after freezing

  Preserving herbs in oil for sauteeing – Check this out this morning at 9 AM – Amy Tobin interviewed me about preserving herbs, veggies, etc. for her radio show on Q102. FYI I used Spicy Olive’s extra virgin olive oil (yes, fresh pressed and yes, FRESH!). You can find out more at Spicyolive.com. My friend, …

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