Continuing in the series on the basics of canning, let’s talk about stock pots. Almost any kind of large pot will work for canning potsregardless of price. A basic enamel stock pot shouldn’t cost more than $30 from a big box store. If you are looking for a life time investment, I would recommend stainless … Continue reading Canning Basics: The Pots
Spring is well and truly here and the early tomatoes are coming in. Now is the time to take advantage of the freshes, most flavorful fruits and vegetables for canning. Anyone can preserve food, whether that is freezing food, drying things in a dehydrator or canning in jars. You only need a small amount of … Continue reading Water Bath Canning 101: Salsa
Spring has finally come for us, despite a few frosty nights. I have been busy over the last few weeks planting my container garden. I greatly increased the garden this year as I discovered a free source of pots. I had to entirely clean off our balcony to make room, removing our table, chairs and … Continue reading Garden
With almost any garden pest control is always an issue to plan for. I’d like to stop for a moment before I continue on to talk about chemical pesticides. I have in the past tried my hand at chemical pesticides with varying results, but I do not recommend them. Aside from the fact that it … Continue reading Organic Pest Control
Winter is passing into spring quite early this year and it is time to make plans for my garden. I am filled with excitement about my garden this year as I plan to plant a full container garden for the first time ever. By full garden, I mean that I will plant a variety of … Continue reading Garden Plans
Welcome to my newest experiment, domesticity chic. This site is dedicated to sharing the simple and chic aspects of domestic life. It is as much a How-to site as a record of my own pursuits into happy domestic life. I will share recipes, food preservation information, craft projects, DIY home improvements for renters, gardening tips, … Continue reading Welcome!