Old-fashioned Pear Preserves

Old-fashioned Pear Preserves are incredibly simple and delicious; three ingredients transformed into glistening slices of fruit in a honey like syrup.  This recipe is versatile and can be made with any amount of pears. So, it's great for small batch canning or for  huge canning projects. This is a true preserve, one that does not require... Continue Reading →

Pear Elderberry Jam

Wild Black Elderberries and freshly picked green pears were combined to make this lovely jam. It is a beautiful ruby color and quite possibly the prettiest thing I've ever canned. In addition to being pretty and tasty, this jam has the immunity boosting, anti-viral power of Elderberries! Last year during flu season, like many Moms,... Continue Reading →

Salsa So Good They Steal It

This bright salsa is full of flavor: made from roasted tomatoes, mixed peppers, sweet onions and just the right amount of seasonings. This is not a frilly or fruity salsa, just a really good one that captures the fresh flavors of our favorite summertime vegetables. We fill our canner with this salsa several times every Summer, but are... Continue Reading →

Muffin Tin Meal Prep for Lunchboxes

Muffin tins get used heavily in our kitchen, but rarely for baking cupcakes. They are used to get our fresh garden produce and homemade mini-meals ready for the kids' school lunch boxes. Back-to-school preparations in our home include picking, baking, freezing, and vacuum sealing. Digging Food is an earthy food blog, not a "Mommy" blog;... Continue Reading →

Crustless Quiche Muffins

Crustless Quiche Muffins are a favorite in our home. They are great to have on-hand for easy breakfasts, school lunchboxes and camping trips. This recipe yields two dozen; the perfect amount to stock the freezer. This is part of our Muffin Tin Meal Prep for Lunchboxes and one of the best time saving freezer meals we make. We keep... Continue Reading →

Zucchini Muffins

These zucchini muffins are a super easy treat that can be made with overgrown zucchini or tromboncino squash.  They are just sweet enough to be loved by children. But, not too sweet.  If you wanted to sweeten them up and call them dessert,  you could top them with a cream cheese icing. In our home,... Continue Reading →

I Love Luffa

I really do love loofah, specifically Ridged Luffa, Luffa Acutangula. It is also known as ridged gourd, loofah (the spelling used for the sponge), Chinese okra, silk melon, dishcloth gourd, angled luffa, vegetable gourd, and many other aliases. Whatever you call it, luffa is a truly versatile plant with as many uses as names, and it is--without a... Continue Reading →

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