Wendy Zook, a wife and mother to 8 children, including a set of twins handcrafts soaps. I love all the soaps that I have purchased from her Etsy Shop and so do my children. These soaps including sugar scrubs can be purchased from her Etsy Shop. I love her charcoal bars and my son uses it when he shaves.
Tomatoes—every backyard garden needs a few plants. You can grow all sizes, shapes, and colors to suit your palate! Tomatoes are one of the easiest veggies to preserve! Let me show you how to make Marinara Sauce.
A simple classic Broccoli Salad is always a hit with our family and when taken to community dinners I usually bring an empty bowl home. This salad combines the best of home-cured, smoked bacon, tart cranberries, and fresh broccoli in a creamy dressing. If you would like, you can even add some cauliflower to this salad.
Pumpkins are a favorite of mine to grow in my garden. You can always find a few trailing vines….or should I say a few other veggies stick up above the pumpkins vines. Just a few pumpkin seeds will give you plenty of pumpkins!
Lentil soup is a hearty meatless dish that our family enjoys. I often pressure can soup for quick meals. What you basically do is start with all raw ingredients and the soup cooks while it is being canned. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
Summer brings with it a bumper crop of tomatoes from gardens and produce stands. Heirloom tomatoes are all all time favorite at our house. They are not the perfectly shaped orbs you will find at the grocery stores. Heirlooms have a shorter shelf life so they are not found in all stores. These tomatoes have a superior taste though they may be very odd shaped.
Homemade Pickle Relish is very easy to make and best of all you can control what you put in to it. When my garden stares to produce lots of crunchy cucumbers, I get ready to preserve relish. This relish is so tasty on hot dogs, burgers, added to chicken and turkey salad, and much more.