cooking, Garden Life

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Before we get to the recipe I want you to go to your fridge and look at the ingredient list on the back of the BBQ sauce you have. The 1st listed ingredient is the highest amount in the bottle. I'm not sure about your bottle but the number one ingredient on mine is high… Continue reading Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

cooking, Garden Life, Lifestyle

Roasted Tomatoes

Our garden has more jumbo cherry tomatoes than we hardly know what to do with this year. So to keep things going all winter long we spent some time roasting them up. What I love about preserving my own food is having full creative licence over it. If I don't like how it's turning out… Continue reading Roasted Tomatoes


Creamy Tomato Soup Canning Recipe

A Country Garden Recipe I gave up buying processed canned tomato soup a long time ago. The taste of making my own organic soup far surpasses processed soups from the grocery. The newly discovered fact that canned soups have toxic BPA in them should be a wake up call to all of us. So today… Continue reading Creamy Tomato Soup Canning Recipe


Plum Jam

I went to my local fruit stand and bought 6lbs of plums because they were so affordable! Then I had to think about what I would make out of them. I decided to make some jam, however I have never made plum jam before. This is a super simple way to make jam if you… Continue reading Plum Jam

DIY, Lifestyle

A Pound of Currents and A Wartime Cookbook

Have you ever tasted a current in anything? I know I haven't but when I went to pick blueberries the grower had a whole section dedicated currents. When I asked what people use them for the grower promptly replied, "I make a great wine but some European ladies make chutney with them." European ladies? This… Continue reading A Pound of Currents and A Wartime Cookbook