Canning

When canning, you will use ordinary kitchen skills but must observe instructions exactly to ensure that the food is sterilized and safe. This is one time when you definitely shouldn't improvise.
Though it may seem intimidating at first, canning excess garden produce is one of the simplest and easiest things to do -- and your future self will certainly appreciate being able to dig in to all those tasty garden goods long after the growing season is over.
Sewing (and crocheting and quilting and darning) These days, if someone gets a hole in their socks or jeans, they generally
Pickled Banana Peppers are a delicious topping on more than just sandwiches.
All my non-working moments were spent over pots of simmering brine and in pursuit of perfect pickling produce! Over 500 jars later, I became a pickling maven or madwoman.
Everywhere you look there are residents of New York carving out a modest income by collecting plastic bottles from the trash, earning pennies per bottle. As consumers, we are unconsciously linked to the process by the purchase of bottled drinks.
Canning this filling ahead of time is the perfect way to whip up a delicious dessert in minutes, without sacrificing the homemade part.
Preserving summer's sweetest stone fruit.
Summertime vegetables and fruit are plentiful right now and most of us are trying to gobble them up at their peak. It's such a shame we can't have this experience all year long. But wait...we can (no pun intended).