Monthly Archives: August 2013

5 Ways to Prep Your Gas Grill for Winter

It’s been a great summer for grilling. Everything from burgers to pizza has spent some time over those burners, but the high season of barbecue is nearing an end. Before you pack up your tongs, spend some time preparing your … Continue reading

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Homemade Ketchup

Despite U.S. sales topping over 78 million gallons a year, ketchup remains a bit of a guilty pleasure. Originally, “Ke-Tsiap” was an East Asian sauce made from pickled fish, but it found popularity in the West when English sailors returning … Continue reading

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Canning Tomatoes: Putting Up the Harvest

The versatile tomato. I can’t think of another vegetable that has so many applications in the arena of home cooking. Breakfast through dinner. Hot or cold. The tomato is always a welcome addition. The best part? This time of year, … Continue reading

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How to Can Pears

There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson   Unlike apples, the perfect pear is not tree-ripened. Pears do their best ripening after they leave the branch. … Continue reading

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Fall Webworms

Some schools are back in session, the air conditioner is getting less of a workout and rows of tomato plants in the garden are being replaced with kale. Signs of an approaching fall are at every turn. Among my least … Continue reading

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Canning Peppers DIY

Pickling is a summer-long joy at my house. This time of year, though, I start to feel the push to get as many of the crops canned before it’s too late. A friend of mine just dropped off an impressive … Continue reading

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How to Can Spaghetti Sauce

As the last of the season’s big tomato crops roll in, you may be contemplating the many wonderful ways in which to preserve the harvest for use during the long winter months ahead. You may recall a time when your grandmother … Continue reading

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