Category Archives: Canning

Cold Day? Spend it in the Kitchen

Canning Obsessed Just color me canning obsessed. When I looked out of the window and saw the rain slowly moving into snow, I decided I would not step one single foot outside of my door today. Instead, I would focus … Continue reading

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5,000 Pounds of Bricks and Pressure Canning Chicken

5,000 Pounds of Bricks and the Art of Asking Nicely Want to make me happy? Bring or give me old bricks. I’m not a girl whose head is turned by flashy diamonds. I love good food, good company and entertaining … Continue reading

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Art of the Altered Page – Coming Up!

I’ve been busy with home projects, along with even more canning and recipe making. As the temperatures begin to rise, I’m feeling a little frantic. Suddenly I’m out of time! A number of people have heard of my adventures in … Continue reading

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Green Enchilada Sauce

I feel mighty, folks. Last year, when faced with way too many green tomatoes, I found a chile verde sauce recipe that uses green tomatoes instead of tomatillos. That worked out okay, although I still have at least 48 more … Continue reading

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The Canning Fool

It’s Thursday and I’m still recovering from this weekend’s work in the garden. My back has had very nasty things to say to me about all of my hard work and I’m on Day Two of a (now) low-level headache and … Continue reading

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A Wheelbarrow Full

Tomatoes, Tomatoes…Salsa!!!! It is that time again, folks. Time for a parade of green tomatoes to emerge from our garden! On Saturday, while I was teaching back-to-back Zentangle classes inside, my husband waded into the jungle of tomato plants and … Continue reading

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Flying Menace

This Sucker is HUGE On Monday morning, Dave was getting ready for work and came down, all in a dither. “There’s an enormous hornet in our bedroom!” One of the side effects of having window units (and old windows) is … Continue reading

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Extreme Jams class at Woodneath Tomorrow

Mmmm…cantaloupe vanilla jam. You know you want some. Even if you don’t like cantaloupe (which I find absolutely disgusting as a fruit, by the way) you will LOVE this jam. Cooked fresh on the stove in front of the audience, … Continue reading

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More on Extreme Jams (along with those doggone recipes I didn’t hand out!)

My foray into a brand-new jam, Cantaloupe Vanilla Jam was a wonderful success and I am so glad I decided to make it last night for the small group of attendees at the North Kansas City Library! Deciding to make … Continue reading

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Extreme Jams Class Tonight!

I finally got off my butt on Tuesday and made some “extreme” jams. They weren’t really that extreme, but they were for the class this evening, in order for people to have something to taste test. One was a cherry … Continue reading

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