First Gardening Challenge of the Year

I had an unexpected issue at my house yesterday. We've been getting some pretty strong winds last the couple of days and yesterday's gusts up to 60mph were just too much for the power grid (another reason why I'm looking forward to moving off the grid in the next year or so). My house lost … Continue reading First Gardening Challenge of the Year


Recipes from the Garden: Ketchup

What to do with all those tomatoes? Easy. Ketchup. Ingredients 14 oz of homemade tomato paste 2 tablespoons sugar (or honey) 1 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon A pinch or two of ginger, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and cayenne pepper (to taste) 1 garlic clove, pressed 2 tablespoons of vinegar 2-4 teaspoons of yellow … Continue reading Recipes from the Garden: Ketchup