Different Ways To Use Instant Bruschetta Mix

Italian cuisine has given us a very simple, yet delicious, antipasto dish known as bruschetta. While basic bruschetta is made of bread with olive oil and salt topping, many variations have emerged over the years. In fact, people create their own versions of the antipasto to meet their taste requirements. You can also find instant bruschetta mix in the market and use it in various ways to create some fantastic flavors. Here we have some incredible ways you can create meals from bruschetta mixes to make your everyday meals more exciting. 1. Bruschetta Chicken Pasta If you want a simple... more »

Tips & Tricks To Managing Your Garden Like A Pro

Having a lush, beautiful garden is desirable, but achieving it is easier said than done. A lot goes into planning a successful garden. You must select the right plants and understand their needs. While all that sounds like hard work, there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing your garden bloom. Here are some tried and true ways to manage your garden better and keep it disease-free. 1. Keep Your Garden Healthy Plants in your garden can easily fall sick and get damaged if not properly taken care of. You can prevent mishaps by stopping the disease triangle from occurring in your... more »

Tips On Canning Bread And Butter Pickles

Don’t you just love pickles? The tangy, yet slightly sweet flavor, makes for the perfect balance in taste. The crispy texture compliments your sandwiches, burgers, meats and makes them much more enjoyable. With so many uses for pickles in various foods and recipes, it may be beneficial to learn how to make bread and butter pickles. If you store them properly they will last throughout the year. Whether you are new to canning pickles or have been doing it for a while, here are a few tips to help you improve your canning process: 1. Use An Ice Water Bath... more »

Canned Veggies And Their Ideal Planting Times

Some vegetables can be grown all year long. By planning well, you may find that you have plenty of vegetables to can and enjoy. Here is some information on planting times for the vegetables that people most often can. 1. Green Beans Green beans require warm soil temperatures since they are frost-sensitive. You can plant your seeds outdoors anytime after the last spring frost. You can also choose to begin seeds indoors, about one month before the projected last frost. Transplant the seedlings approximately two weeks after the last frost. Very cold soil can result in poor germination or damage... more »

Types Of Gardens You Can Start Today

A home garden is more than just a piece of land. A lot of hard work, sweat, and dedication go into making it flourish. So, it’s only natural for us to want the best for our gardens. Start by setting up a garden that is appropriate for the local climate, and the type of soil. Then determine what your needs and goals are for your garden. Whether you want fresh produce or flowers, here are some of the many garden types you can plant at your home. 1. Raised Gardens Raised gardens are built on soil that is higher than... more »

Canning Foods At High Altitude

If you live at altitudes higher than 1000 feet above the sea, canning foods must be a whole different ball game for you. Making jams and preserves, veggies and tomato soups, or anything else is a unique experience when living so far above the surface of the sea. We are here to help you figure out why that’s the case and how you can make up for the higher elevation. High Altitude Canning – What’s Different? The boiling point of water changes due to lower atmospheric pressure and lower boiling temperature at higher altitudes. This affects your canning abilities because... more »

How To Can Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Don’t we all love the sweetness and acidity of tomatillos in our salads, pork, and hotdogs? However, one tomato-based food remains at the top of every person’s food list:  salsa verde. Salsa verde is a spicy sauce, with Tomatillo as its star ingredient along with cilantro, lime, etc. It’s the perfect sauce to bring flavor and heat to your dishes. If you’ve had a generous harvest of tomatillos this year, it’s time to get canning. Make sauces, preserves, and the unbeatable salsa verde that’ll serve you well for the rest of the year. Read ahead and follow our easy steps... more »

Here’s How To Make Jam From Frozen Fruits

Did you know that you can make jam from frozen fruits? To preserve the freshness of your garden harvest, seal and freeze it for later use, especially in the off-season. But what if you are left with a massive amount of frozen fruits that you can’t possibly process? Make homemade jam from the frozen fruits and enjoy a dose of lusciousness when the fruit is otherwise unavailable. Fall and winter are the perfect time to make jam from summer fruits such as berries. This is because the extra heat from the jam-making process brings comfort on such cold days. Let’s... more »

No Need to Wait A Year For Kimchi

The popularity of fermented foods is on the rise, and with it, kimchi has found its place as a favorite on many menus around the world. It is a fermented vegetable dish that originated in Korea and is now a staple of all Korean foods. Kimchi – The Korean Superfood Kimchi is made best with cabbage of the Napa variety. But, you will find over 100 variations of kimchi made with cucumber, pumpkin, and a lot more, depending on each region’s take on the dish. When it comes to flavor, kimchi has a complex flavor profile that includes sour, spicy,... more »

5 Tips For Preserving Your Garden Harvest

You might have been storing, canning, and preserving for quite a while, but there is always a new trick to learn when it comes to keeping your favorite foods and staples safe. We have compiled five necessary storage and harvesting tips for every canning enthusiast interested in preserving their home-grown stock of fruits and vegetables. Preserve Fresh Fruits Into Jams and Jellies Who doesn’t like to eat home-made jam with toast all summer long? Not only does it serve as a perfect breakfast and treat, but you can also preserve your summer fruit as a delicious jam to enjoy all... more »

A Short Gift Guide For Your Home Canning Enthusiast

Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or a housewarming party – it is always thoughtful to bring a gift. But what do you present the DIY king or queen who even makes their jams and preserves themselves? We suggest going beyond the usual gifts and pay attention to what they like. If you have a friend who’s obsessed with everything home-made and loves to make preserves of jam, chutneys, and pickles, here is our list of gift ideas for them: Customized Canning Labels If you have a friend or family member who makes jams, pickles, and chutneys – gifting them... more »

Canning Vs. Freezing – What Is The Best Food Preservation Method?

Canning was used to preserve foods before freezers became a standard fixture in every household. Many people still believe that it is the most effective method of conserving food as it retains the nutritional value of the food. But now, many other elements also factor in when measuring the efficiency of both preservation methods. These include time, taste, texture, consistency, and spoilage of food, to name a few. Canning and freezing both have their pros and cons, and if you are wondering which process is more viable, let’s find out. Pros And Cons Of Canning If you want to take... more »