Category Archives: For a Potluck

Quick Pickling for the Holidays


SHARE THIS PAGE: Pickling isn’t just for summer time! Looking to add something crunchy to your relish trays at the upcoming Holiday gatherings, or even to share with your neighbors? Grab some cucumbers or other veggies and get pickling! Quick Pickles, AKA Refrigerator Pickles are stored in the refrigerator, so there isn’t any need for […]

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7 Ways to Use Your Cabbage


SHARE THIS PAGE: I’m not ambitious enough to grow cabbage in my garden, but have gotten some in our CSA box and from my Father’s trips to our local produce auction. I’ve come to realize that a single head of cabbage can go surprisingly far once sliced or shredded and have concluded that I simply […]

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Herbes Salées Recipe and other reasons to grow an Herb Garden



SHARE THIS PAGE: My Herb Garden has changed a little bit every single year since its inception, and I have to say that there’s something intoxicating about a thriving herb garden. Perhaps it’s the ease of growing them, and their happy wandering nature, or the wonderful flavors they add when tossed into salads, sauces, soups, […]

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Lemony Dill Zucchini Salad


SHARE THIS PAGE: Another good thing to do with Zucchini Most summers, the zucchini availability becomes a laughing matter…because we get so many that we’re all trying to give them away! We’ve learned to enjoy them roasted or grilled, sautéed, and as raw cubes in salads or raw fry strips in veggie trays. This week, […]

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Homemade Vinaigrette & Dressing Recipes


SHARE THIS PAGE: It’s easy to get caught up in the glory of fresh greens, fruits & herbs in the spring and summer when everything is new & fresh! Here are some of our favorite ways to make even the humblest of salads shine! Psst…GIVEAWAY at the end of the post. Most vinaigrettes also take […]

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Valentine’s Day Mason Jar Treats


SHARE THIS PAGE: Jennifer Cucci of Heavenly Cake Pops has been hard at work coming up with some fun Valentine’s Day ideas using her very cool Heavenly Cake Pop easy roller and our Mason jars. We love cake pops, and we really love how sweet they look in our jars! Get the ‘how to’ below. […]

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Cranberry-Habanero Jelly with Pomona’s Pectin


SHARE THIS PAGE: In case you haven’t picked up the book Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin by Allison Carroll Duffy (Fair Winds Press, June 2013), you’ll have to check out this tart and spicy recipe they’ve let us share with you! Cranberries are in season and with the cooler temperatures sweeping in, the more heat the better! Hot pepper […]

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Preserves in Action – Easy Hand Pies


SHARE THIS PAGE: These little treats have become a new favorite for our family. Earlier this fall, during a very cool spell, I volunteered to bring a simple packed supper for my in-laws to enjoy with us as we saved our spaces and waited for our local parade. I was thinking something warm and on […]

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Potato Leek Soup Recipe


SHARE THIS PAGE: Last year we meet Sean Arnold at the PA Farm Show. He joined us along with Buy Fresh Buy Local, to talk about how to find, choose and appreciate great local foods, and support the farmers and lands, which produce them. Sean Arnold, from the Healthy World Café’ and Executive Chef for Underground […]

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Review of Brown Eggs & Jam Jars


SHARE THIS PAGE: Most of the cookbooks we’ve chosen to carry are quite heavy on the practice of preserving foods – which makes sense to us because most of our other products support those habits. However, as a busy mom of 3, a farm girl at heart and wannabe homesteader, I fell in love with […]

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