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Adjust for Elevation, and more: salsas!

Next on the roster at the NCHFP is Salsa, but–honestly–I’m not going to devote a lot of space to it. For the most part–with a couple of minor exceptions–the approved salsas follow the same basic pattern: you have vegetable matter–tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Adjust for Elevation, and more: tomatoes!

When it comes to canning tomatoes and tomato-based products, it gets a little trickier. Modern rules set forth by the NCHFP use acid in most tomato-based recipes … with the exception of their age-old recipe for tomato paste. That turn … Continue reading

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Using your canned goods: 10 minute chili!

It was a typical night around here: “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know. What do YOU want for dinner?” So I decided to see how fast I could cook a hot, filling meal. On your mark … … Continue reading

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The reds and golds of dehydration :)

My dehydrators have been going pretty much full-time for the last week or so, and I’ve noticed a trend. I seem to be drying an awful lot of beta carotene right now. Maybe that’s telling me something about what my … Continue reading

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Talking about Spaghetti on one of my canning groups…

… made me head for the pantry … and a jar of spaghetti sauce I’d put up earlier in the year. We made some pasta, cracked it open, and fixed your basic spaghetti stew bowl … one of our favorite … Continue reading

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Dehydrating soup greens … the easy way!

I can’t take credit for this idea at all. I owe it all to the lovely ladies of Creative Canning Cuisine: my friends Jeanne and Sheila in particular! They’re the ones who told me about taking bags of pre-cut coleslaw–on … Continue reading

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Happy New Year … Zingerman’s … and Muffaletta!

First and foremost: Happy 2011 to all my Dear Readers! May your New Year be filled with lots of delicious food journeys of your very own! We decided–pretty much as always–to stay home for New Years Eve. We both did … Continue reading

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Las Margaritas — Seattle, WA

My husband and I are typical restaurant patrons. If a restaurant’s good, we vote with our wallets … and if a restaurant’s bad, we vote with our feet. There are faaaaaaar too many good-to-excellent restaurants close nearby for us to … Continue reading

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Dehydrated Bell Peppers

We love bell peppers in our house … so much so that we use them in at least a third of the meals we prepare at home. They’re one of our favorite savory vegetables. In season, they’re often inexpensive–especially since … Continue reading

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Silver Dragon Chinese — Everett, WA

My husband finally went back to work today for the first time since his surgery on Sept. 27th, and I got him to ride along with me on a couple of errands once I picked him up. Among other things, … Continue reading

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