Stocking Up

8 Items to Stock Up {Preparing Your Home for Emergencies} @

Family Preparedness You can find the rest of the series here. I recently read a poll that suggested parents are doing very little to educate and prepare their families in the even of an emergency. And this info graphic shows what parents are or aren't doing to prepare. So, this week I'll be sharing ideas on how you can prepare your family for a crisis, national disaster, weather emergency, or economic collapse. Today, I'm sharing my BasicĀ List of supplies to stock up on - because you just … [Read more...]

Apple Butter Goodness

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Preserving a Legacy of Family, Faith, and Food - November 1 - December 31 Written by Meghan Carver Few things usher in a holiday feel more than the aroma of simmering cinnamon and cloves, shiny gold and red apples, and a mug of warm cider. Add a plate of cookies and a fire crackling in the fireplace and life is complete. My family and I accomplish this every holiday season with one simple tradition. We can apple butter. My older children peel apples while my husband cuts them up. I mix the … [Read more...]

Preserving a Legacy: Pickled Beets

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Article Written By Cleo Lampos On Thanksgiving Day, our family will gather around a table laden with the usual dishes: cranberries in Jell-o, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, oven-warm rolls, sliced turkey and pickled beets. Lots of pickled beets, for everyone from grandpa to preschoolers relishes that tangy taste from home grown and canned pickled beets. This love affair with pickled beets spans several generations. My mother descended from staunch Scotch-Irish, the … [Read more...]

Canning Stewed Tomatoes

Remember how we went to the Farmer's Market in Asheville last Sunday and purchased 11 bushels of tomatoes? This year I decided to use part of the tomatoes to make Stewed Tomatoes which I love to eat with okra and cornbread. Yum! Melissa's Stewed Tomatoes for Canning 2 quarts coarsely chopped tomatoes 1/4 cup chopped green bell peppers 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 tsp. celery salt 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup sugar Combine all the ingredients in a large pot. Cover and cook for 10 … [Read more...]

What to Do with Summer Squash #1

I love summer time. The bounty of fresh from the garden (or farmer's market) produce is such a blessing! Yellow squash and zucchini are usually found in abundance. Even if you don't have a garden of your own, you probably have friends who do - and you will end up with some of their overflowing blessings! I just recently put up six quart bags of squash into the freezer and I hope to be able to put up more before the summer is over. It's easy! How to Freeze Summer Squash Wash your … [Read more...]