"Old-timers preserved food mainly by root-cellaring, drying, salting - or feeding to livestock, which returned the food as milk, meat, or work. The old-timers never let anything go to waste. After canning came along, most country families canned many, many jars of fruit, vegetables, and meats every year."
~ Carla Emory, Excerpt from The Encyclopedia of Country Living
Preserving all your fresh foods to last all the year long is a passion of mine. Other lovely ladies who have this same interest shared some wonderful ideas on the 7th edition of The Art of Home-Making Mondays. I hope these posts will inspire you to save some of the harvest the old fashioned way!
What to do with blackberries?
Tracy at Our Simple Life share a delicious recipe for canning blackberry pie filling. I drool as I type this. An alternative way to store your buckets of berries is to dehydrate them for cereals, snacks and such. Visit Countrified Hicks for a tutorial on how to dry blackberries.
Learn to Dehydrate!
Gentle Joy has really inspired me to take my dehydrator to the next level. She shares all kinds of ideas and personal experiments in her dehydrating foods series.
Save those Garlic Scapes!
Have you ever heard of these? We grow garlic and yet this is new to me. Lindsey at Cultivate Nourishing shares how to prepare pickled garlic scapes for the pantry and how to ferment garlic scapes. I am curious to try preserving this other part of our beloved garlic plant!
"Waste not, want not."
~ An English Proverb
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