Worried about the economy and the food in your larder? Grab my e-book

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Are you worried about the economy?  Most of the folks I talk to are wondering what the damaging weather in the midwest and the fires in the west,  will mean to their food dollars this year.  They’re thinking that things could get worse, a lot worse.  And frankly, they’re discouraged and they feel vulnerable to […]

Drying Broccoli for Food Storage the Lazy Way

Drying Broccoli for Food Storage the Lazy Way -- Joybilee Farm

Don’t can kole plants like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.  First you turn them to disgusting mush.  Second the sulfur compounds smell like dead bodies when you open the jar, driving everyone from the house.  You can freeze them reasonably well, if you are guaranteed a seaon without power outages.  And I do freeze a small […]

Organic gardening: Know when to harvest these 25 organic vegetables

Organic gardening: Know when to harvest these 25 organic vegetables -- Joybilee Farm

You’ve spent a few months preparing, planting, and weeding your organic garden and now you are ready to harvest your reward. But how do you know when to harvest each vegetable to catch it at its peak of freshness? This handy organic gardening harvest guide will help you get the most from each vegetable. 1. […]

A pastry cookbook with no pictures

A pastry cookbook with no pictures -- Joybilee Farm

A pastry cookbook with no pictures 3 out of 5 *** A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets, recipes from a New York baking legend for strudel, stolen, danishes, puff pastry, and more. George Greenstein. 10 Speed Press: Berkley, 2015. I was thoroughly excited to find A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets. The author, Mr. Greenstein was a […]

Make dried prunes from your Italian plums

Make dried prunes from your Italian plums -- Joybilee Farm

How to dry prune plums Dried prunes are made from plums.  However, not all dried plums are prunes.  Only Italian prune plums, the small deep purple plums make dried prunes.  Other plums are just plums when dry.  Italian prune plums are super easy to dry.  The pit is free stone. The flesh, although juicy, dries […]

Lamburgers with Hummus and Tzatziki on Pita

Lamburgers with Hummus and Tzatziki on Pita -- Joybilee Farm

Ricardo Cuisine is a Canadian website, magazine, and cooking show that highlights contemporary family lifestyle. The company launched an English version of their popular French cooking magazine, last winter. The company reached out to me and invited me to try any recipe from their website and use it to introduce YOU to what RicardoCuisine has […]

3 ways to dry zucchini

3 ways to dry zucchini -- Joybilee Farm

Are you looking for zucchini recipes? Are you tired of chocolate zucchini cake?  Zucchini relish? Zucchini in your pasta sauce?  Are you locking your car doors when you drive into town in case zucchini follows you home?  Take that prolific blessing of zucchini and dry some zucchini for winter.  Don’t waste the abundance. Here are […]

6 ways to get live culture for your fermented vegetables

6 ways to get live culture for your fermented vegetables

This week my recipe for Fermented Carrot Sticks for Lunchbox treats is live on the Fermentools Blog.  One question that came up was what do you do if this is your first batch of fermented vegetables and you don’t have a starter culture? While you can try your luck at making fermented kimchi, sauerkraut, kosher […]