Dried Peaches

One of my goals this year was to dehydrate a box of peaches. Given the size of our food dehydrator, we were able to dehydrate several boxes of peaches. I store my dried fruit in 1/2 gallon mason jars and use the FoodSaver wide-mouth jar sealer to remove all the air from the jars. It's... Continue Reading →

Tomatoes, Canning Whole

For the past several years, I have been canning whole tomatoes for when winter rolls around and I'm craving tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches or stew. Canning tomatoes is easy, super easy and the tomatoes taste way better than anything you get from the store. We get our Roma tomatoes from Chavez Farms and... Continue Reading →

Tomato Sauce for Canning

I'm always looking for new recipes to enjoy during the dark days of winter. I think a good meal would be spaghetti with marinara sauce. I could never bring myself to purchase store-bought tomato sauce, but making my own canned tomato sauce seems more exciting. I thought I would make marinara sauce, but that's rather... Continue Reading →

Sweet Corn, Canning

For the first time, we are canning our own corn using fresh Utah corn on the cob. This year we decided to use Petersen Family Farms corn, a local farm in Riverton. It probably isn't the cheapest corn, but we were able to purchase 7 cobs for $2.50. You can get a lot of canned... Continue Reading →

Dried Apricots

I have a 10-tray food dehydrator so I was able to really load it up with fruit, 25 pounds to be exact. After grabbing a bushel of apricots from a family in Riverdale for $25 / bushel, I made jam and dried some apricots. Here's the lovely recipe for homemade dried apricots.

Shelled Peas, Canning

Not sure why I've missed fresh peas from Petersen Family Farms in past years, but I'm so happy to know about them this year. We were able to grab 10 pounds of shelled peas for $3 / pound. This was an awesome deal! From those 10 pounds, we canned 17 - 18 pint jars. The... Continue Reading →

Rhubarb Pie Filling

After moving this summer and no longer have immediate access to large freezers, I had to think of a solution for all this wonderful rhubarb I have. I've canned apple, cherry, and peach pie filling, so I thought maybe I could can rhubarb pie filling too. My rhubarb crisp is essentially a pie filling, so... Continue Reading →

Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather

Anybody else totally obsessed over fruit roll ups as a kid? Alright, anybody else STILL obsessed over fruit rolls ups, because you stay a kid at heart? Man, I don't know why, but I've always loved chewy fruity foods. Homemade fruit leathers are an excellent alternative to commercially made fruit roll ups. Mostly because you... Continue Reading →

Dehydrated Oranges

I got a dehydrator for Christmas and have found myself in heaven. Naturally, we all think of drying apples, but did you know that one of the best things to dry is oranges? You just wash and slice your oranges. You don't need to peel them as the rind sweetens as it drys. In the... Continue Reading →

Corn on the Cob, Freezing

Did you know that corn is actually a fruit! Weird, huh?! Given that I no longer seem to have an allergic reaction to fresh sweet corn, I’ve been slowly introducing it back into my diet. I love grilled summer squash with corn and avocado and salty farmer’s cheese like cotija cheese. In trying to prep... Continue Reading →

Green Beans, Canning

Here’s a practical and easy technique for preserving green beans from your garden. This entire post is going to be one long pro-tip on how to pressure can your green beans, so you can enjoy them throughout the year. If you go back and look at my first post about preserving the harvest (see here),... Continue Reading →

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