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Home Canned Tomato Soup

A friend of mine made some tomato soup this year, and I thought it sounded like a good idea!  My husband likes to cook pigeons (stuffed cabbage…not birds!) in the crock pot with tomato soup.  It also goes great with toasted cheese sandwiches, or as a nice hot lunch on a chilly fall Saturday. I am not a huge tomato…

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It’s Tomato Week!

The last two days have revolved around all things tomato in our house!  My mom came up on Saturday (it was the first day of archery season, so my husband and dad spent a good chunk of the day in the woods!) and both parents came up today to help get all of our tomato goodies made and processed. I…

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Tomato Sauce Canning Preparations

I have been so busy with tomatoes this year!  For as poorly as our peppers produced, our tomatoes made up for it!  My husband loves tomato and mayonnaise sandwiches, so he is a happy camper!  We make our own spaghetti and pizza sauce each year.  This year, because we have a bumper crop of tomatoes, we are going to try…

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Home & Garden, Recipes

Homemade Hot Sauce

When a good friend and I decided to take a trip to Root’s Market, I was looking forward to seeing the variety of produce.  Our pepper plants did not produce this year, so I wanted to get some hot peppers to experiment with.  I was looking through my pins on Pinterest from last year, and I found some hot sauce…

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Blue Ribbon Zucchini Relish

Oftentimes, anyone who plants zucchini in their garden ends up begging others to take it off their hands!  Our zucchini plants did alright this year, but not spectacular.  We got enough zucchini for what we needed, so we were not hiding squash in our neighbor’s garden just to get rid of it!  Many people are done with zucchini by now,…

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Home Canned Peaches

Peach season is going to be over before we know it where I live, so this is post is coming in the nick of time! Our family generally cans peaches every other year, and this happened to be a peach canning year! It is a whole family affair for us. Yes, there are people who can peaches on their own.…

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Entering Canned Goods in the County Fair

Each year, a local county holds its annual county fair. Many years ago, my mom, aunt, and I entered some things into the fair’s competitions. My mom entered some home canned pickles, my aunt entered some home canned zucchini relish, and I entered some amateur photography of flowers and butterflies, as well as a crocheted baby afghan. I do not…

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