Easy Blanching for Winter Feasting

The Wonders of Food Preservation   As delicious as fresh produce straight from the garden can be, most of the time we hobby gardeners have too much to eat all at once, and we must choose what to do with the extra! Some give their surplus garden bounty away. The other day, a co-worker of mine offered to buy my extras from me. But the best choice in my mind is to preserve them for winter eating! There is nothing like the satisfaction of knowing I have a freezer full Read More …

Peas Be With You

Well, it is now nearing August and my first Interior Alaska garden is thriving more than I ever imagined it would. I planted a little bit of everything to see how it would all do.  My most thriving vegetables happen to be my lettuce and snap peas.  I planted the last week of May, and my snow peas were the last thing I thought would do so well in my raised beds. Week after week,  night after night, after watering them I would check to see if there were any Read More …