This year the result is seven quarts of canned smoked turkey broth. And, since that’s all I can fit in one batch in my pressure canner, I froze the other two quarts.

This year the result is seven quarts of canned smoked turkey broth. And, since that’s all I can fit in one batch in my pressure canner, I froze the other two quarts.

I decided to do two things with the eggplants: prepare some to be pureed, and some to be frozen in cubes. I pulled out all of my cookie sheets and turned on both my ovens.

How Were You Initiated?

I had produce piling up on the kitchen counters. I really didn’t have a clue where to begin. Pickyourown.org opened the door for me. I went to work in earnest, with the confidence that I wasn’t going to poison my family. Everything else has flowed from there.

All the stuff I still don’t know

... it is true that we are all getting older. At some point along the way, we lost our virginity, but not really. Even in a later season of my life, when I have acquired a bit of wisdom, I know that I retain the trepidation and curiosity of a virgin. There are recipes I want to try, plants I want to cultivate, not to mention finally wrapping my head around going solar. I'm at my best when I share the knowledge I acquire along the way, in an effort to be helpful to my fellow virgins. Please feel free to contribute to making us all feel comfortable enough to learn some new tricks!

All the stuff I still don’t know

... it is true that we are all getting older. At some point along the way, we lost our virginity, but not really. Even in a later season of my life, when I have acquired a bit of wisdom, I know that I retain the trepidation and curiosity of a virgin. There are recipes I want to try, plants I want to cultivate, not to mention finally wrapping my head around going solar. I'm at my best when I share the knowledge I acquire along the way, in an effort to be helpful to my fellow virgins. Please feel free to contribute to making us all feel comfortable enough to learn some new tricks!

Freezing Vegetables for Virgins

Sometimes there are too many veggies to cook all at once. Greens come to mind. I never blanche my greens, though. May my foremothers slap my wrists if they want to, but they taste just fine with their enzymes to me. I

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