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Posted on 29 September 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Preserving the Harvest – Peaches

By Cindy Naas

This is the first year I have canned.

When I was growing up, late summer and early fall was considered to be canning season, and for weeks the house would smell like sweet blackberry jam, spicy apple butter and my favorite, the spicy sweet smell of my grandmother’s spiced peach recipe.

As an adult I kept intending to learn to can, and never got around to it until this summer, when my interest in buying and using locally grown produce made me decide to just do it.

So, two weeks ago I went out to a local organic farm and bought a large basket of peaches.

I stopped on the way home Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 19 June 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Recipe: Michael’s Simple Summer Pickles

By Michael Nolan

I can’t contain my excitement any longer.

My cucumbers are almost ready to eat but even with my voracious appetite, I can’t eat them all!

What in the heck am I gonna do with a bushel of ripe cucumbers and a full belly?

Thank the gardening gods for those who have gone before us and the knowledge they passed on, because I would be lost without homemade pickles! I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to my opinion so I have decided to share my own personal recipe for Simple Summer Pickles with my Casual family.

Be warned though — once you have tasted them you won’t want to share and believe me when I tell you that everyone is going to want some!

Ingredients
– 3 large cucumbers
– 1 red pepper
– 1 onion Read the rest of this entry »

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