Homemade Chive Blossom Vinegar

Beautiful pink color after only one night of the chive blossoms infusing the vinegar. I am ecstatic over the abundance of chives my garden has produced this year!  I can't really take credit, as the chives keep dropping their seeds and doubling the size.  If you plant chives and have a small space, it's best … Continue reading Homemade Chive Blossom Vinegar

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Garden Fresh Salsa for Canning

My family loves Salsa.  I make two types of salsa, a fresh pico de gallo that I can chop up and have on the table in just a few minutes, and this recipe for canning.  The addition of the fresh cherry tomatoes, lime juice, and cilantro help keep that fresh from the garden taste, even after … Continue reading Garden Fresh Salsa for Canning

Hot and Spicy Pickled Jalapeño Peppers with Garlic

It's pickling time, no it doesn't mean the great weather is over, but it does mean that our gardens and markets are filled with fresh fruits and vegetables.  Take advantage of this and try your hand at canning.  I don't have a huge spice tolerance, but Mr. Handy can eat the hottest peppers in the … Continue reading Hot and Spicy Pickled Jalapeño Peppers with Garlic