Canning Fresh Kidney Beans

Canning Fresh Kidney Beans

Learn how to can fresh kidney beans when they’re in the shelling stage! Homegrown canned beans have an amazing taste and texture. It’s easy to grow your own kidney beans in a home garden. They’re not fussy, and provide loads of beans for the small price of seed. (Yes, you can even plant inexpensive store-bought…

How to Save Calendula Seeds

How to Save Calendula Seeds

It’s easy to save seeds from calendula flowers. Find out how to know when they’re ready & the best way to store your homegrown calendula seeds! Calendula is a wonderfully easy flower to save seeds from. If you’ve ever saved marigold seeds, it’s not any more difficult than that! However, note that calendula (Calendula officinalis)…

Foraging Black Trumpet Mushrooms

Foraging Black Trumpet Mushrooms

Black trumpets are a choice edible mushroom, loved by many foragers! This article shares tips for finding and positively ID’ing them, lookalikes to know about, and how to store and dry your foraged finds. I get especially excited talking about black trumpet mushrooms (Craterellus fallax), because they were the very first mushroom I ever found…

Foraging Chanterelle Mushrooms

Foraging Chanterelle Mushrooms

Learn how to find and forage chanterelle mushrooms, plus tips on harvesting, identifying lookalikes, and how to store and cook these prized wild mushrooms! Hot and humid summer weather + lots of rain = tons of chanterelles popping up in our woods! Because of their bright color, they’re fairly easy to spot, if you look…

How to Freeze Peppers

How to Freeze Peppers

Got a bumper crop of sweet or bell peppers, and can’t possibly eat them all fresh before they start to go bad? Do you wish you could eat your lovely homegrown peppers all year ’round, not just when they’re in season? Do you have spare room in your freezer? If so, you might want to…

Rose Petal Jelly

Rose Petal Jelly

Learn how to turn the beautiful roses in your garden into a tasty and gorgeous rose petal jelly! It’s made with reduced sugar pectin, fresh rose petals, sugar, lemon juice, and water. That’s all you need to make this pretty floral treat. Rose petal jelly tastes very good too – somewhat like a mild grape-like…