Whole Wheat Biscuit Mix Recipe

In a large bowl mix dry ingredients. Mix well. Add shortening either with a pastry blender or mixer. I use my Kitchen Aide and it works great. Mix until mixture is well mixed and crumbly.

Store in a container in the fridge.

Elk and Venison Recipes, Canning Meat from the Field to the Table

I’m excited to present….. Elk and Venison Recipes. Ever think about canning meat but not sure just what you’d do with it once it is on the shelf? Here are the recipes to help. Home Canned Meat from the Field to the Table

Dry Canning

This week in food preservation. dry canning Dry Canning I admit to being a total novice at this.  But I’ve been reading about  dry canning…. so I thought I’d give it a try.  It was very easy! I borrowed the canner from the LDS church who is very generous in sharing the equipment and advice.  […]

preserving updates

I defrosted my freezer this week in preparation for hunting season.  My upright freezer only needs defrosting every other year so it is not too bad.  It also gives me a chance to sort and find any hidden gems tucked back out of site. I uncovered a package of about 6 pounds of ground venison […]

Canning and Preserving Updates

Boy when I type that out it doesn’t seem like much. Ever have those days when you go go go all day and then wonder just what did you do? I guess maybe it was that kind of week.

Canning Peach Jam, tried low sugar.

I experimented with my last load of peach jam. I did 8 half pints of the same peach jam recipe except…. I cut the sugar in half. I then had 2 sons do a taste test….

Honey bees are good for my garden!

Our neighbor has honey bees. I caught pictures of them on my corn.

Canning Cherries

Canning Cherries was the name of the game today and yesterday two of my boys and I pitted 40 pounds. The results: 9 quarts of canned cherries 7 quarts of Cherry Rhubarb Pie Filling 7 pints of Cherry Pie Filling 7 pints of cherry juice 1 Cherry Rhubarb Crisp 1 bowl of cherries to snack […]

Canning tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes I just used my last jar of tomatoes.  Note to self:  Can more tomatoes this season. Hmmm,  just checked last years records and I don’t think I was very diligent in record keeping. I am sure I canned more than 27 quarts. The year before I recorded 83 quarts of tomatoes,  not including […]

Gardening in Colorado… an extreme sport.

” Gardening in Colorado may seem like an extreme sport” Hmmmmmm….. I think I need this book. The Colorado Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Centennial State