In the spirit of total honesty, I did not think that I would like these pickled beans at all. It was my week for prepping for canning class and I needed something different to present to the students. We had agreed to do something pickled but most of the vegetables are not in season yet, so no deal there. I resorted to purchasing green beans in a bulk bag at the grocery store. I made the recipe but did not try it, went ahead and canned the pickled beans, and packed them up for the day of … [Read more...]
Lemons, Lemon Extract and Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Living in the east, or maybe because I am just not a foodie, I had not heard of Meyer Lemons, until a friend in Texas offered to send some to me from her over producing Meyer lemon tree. I thought I would be getting a box of lemons, just like any other lemon I was used to. But when the box arrived, I soon realized that I was looking at a whole new breed of lemon! Meyer Lemons are sweeter and look rounder in appearance than regular lemons. Some people compare them … [Read more...]
The Twelve Sweets of Christmas – Chocolate Cream Pie!
Come join us for the 12 Sweets of Christmas! Each week, we will be featuring a different Holiday Feature that will help make your Holidays Sweet! Hosted by: The Homesteading Hippy Simply Living Simply Five Little Homesteaders Crafty Spices Timber Creek Farms This week we are baking PIES! h2> Link up your Homemade PIE Recipes and let's get this Christmas Season all tied up! Chocolate Cream Pie. Normally, I stick to pumpkin pie, peach pie and apple pie … [Read more...]
Homemade Vanilla Extract
Easily Make Vanilla Extract at Home What do You Need to Make Vanilla Extract? After posting a picture of my homemade vanilla extract on social media, and answering a bunch of questions, I guess I should have written up a little bit about how I made the extract. This is one of those things that gives you a lot of bang for your buck. The process is simple. One quart of vodka. half a pound of vanilla beans (more or less), a quart mason jar with lid. The first step is to … [Read more...]