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

DIY, Lifestyle

Preserving Garden Fresh Basil

Planting a row of basil in my kitchen garden gave me plenty of fresh leaves during the summer months for immediate use. It is so delightful to pick my own organic vegetables and herbs straight from the garden to the kitchen. The flavors cannot be any better. Trying to save these garden fresh herb flavors for… Continue reading Preserving Garden Fresh Basil


Reduced Salt Half-Sour Fermented Deli Pickles

Laboring in my garden and harvesting my own food is rewarding. What is not rewarding is when I open a jar of my own fermented pickles and spit them out in disgust. That is what happened to me when I tried various pickling recipes found on the internet. For me they are way to salty, inedible for my palette.… Continue reading Reduced Salt Half-Sour Fermented Deli Pickles