Food

3223

Growing herbs in the garden is fun! But growing and harvesting your herbs is just half of the job. Knowing how to preserve these harvested herbs for longer shelf life will be the key in getting you the most of your herbs from your herb garden.

Here are 5 Great Tips for Preserving Your Summer Herbs:

drying-herbs

source: bobvila

1. Drying

The most widely used method of preserving herbs. Lavender, rosemary, and oregano are best preserved by using this method. After harvesting your herbs, just cut off the long stems and hang them to dry. You can also make use of food dehydrator if it is available for much faster result.

yournetbiz-next-page-button

1780

The holiday season is just around the corner and what is more exciting than the delicious recipes that will be cooked and prepared during this festive season. From sweet potatoes, delicious apple pies, and homemade toffees, sometimes a perfect salad to compliment all of these sweet recipes without adding extra pounds will make ones holiday season more fun and at the same time healthier.

Here is a perfect salad that is perfect for the Fall holidays.

118901b4794c98b2_Apple_Cranberry_Pecan_Salad_with_Goat_Cheese_and_Balsamic_Vinagrette.preview

source: popsugar

APPLE CRANBERRY PECAN SALAD

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

The most refreshing spinach tossed in lemon vinaigrette will make the best flavor of fall come out!

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

FOR THE LEMON VINAIGRETTE

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

To Prepare for the Vinaigrette:

  • Whisk in a bowl the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, apple cider vinegar, poppy seeds, and sugar.
  • Set it aside.

Assembling the Salad:

  • Put all your fresh spinach in a large bowl.
  • Use the apple, pecans, pomegranate arils, cranberries, and goat cheese as your toppings.
  • Pour your prepared dressing into your salad and toss it gently until all ingredients are properly mixed and combined.
  • Serve!

ENJOY!

 

Growing vegetables can be  fun and at the same time a rewarding hobby. Vegetables that are primarily used in creating the best salads can be grown in containers as well as in the garden. And growing salad greens can also be a good way in satisfying ones vegetarian appetite. Freshly picked and harvested vegetables for a salad dish is also second to none in terms of freshness and flavor. If 100 percent organic is also what you want, then salad greens grown and harvested from your organic salad garden is the answer.

Here are Simple Guidelines in Growing and Using Greens for your Salads

Grow Your Own Salad

Homemade-salad-mix

source: peterkfitness

Are you feeling vegetarian all of a sudden and all you can think and crave is a vegetable salad? Then, the only logical solution is to run to the nearest grocery store and pick out your favorite herbivore delights so that you can satisfy the salad craving that you are feeling. The only problem in this scenario is the veggies themselves. When you go to a grocery to buy your favorite salad veggies, you will never know if the vegetables that you are buying are freshly picked and delivered or it has already been on the shelf and has been touched by many hands before you decided to buy it for your planned salad dinner. So, if you want to be sure that your vegetables and other salad ingredients are 100% fresh and purely organic, the only solution is to grow them yourself.

Growing your very own salad greens will give you endless benefits and advantages compared to buying them in the grocery stores. Advantages like unquestionable freshness of the vegetables, 100 percent organic, no more rushing just to buy veggies, and most importantly it is a money saver. Just make sure that before you start growing your salad vegetables, do a quick research first on the do’s and don’ts regarding growing salad greens.

Also Read15 Tips to Grow, Cut, and Regrow Those Salad Greens

yournetbiz-next-page-button

There are many fruits and vegetables that are specially grown and harvested for the season of fall. Fruits and vegetables that can be used as a great ingredient  in preparing the best comfort food for the cold weather that fall brings.

Here are 10 Tasty Ways to Prepare Food from Your Fall Produce

 

Healthy-Fall-Ingredients-Must-Try-Recipes-02-722x406

1. Blueberries

Highlight the taste of your favorite pork and turkey dishes by using blueberries as the main ingredient for its amazing sauce.

 

Healthy-Fall-Ingredients-Must-Try-Recipes-03-722x406

2. Apples

There is no better fruit that represents the season of fall than the tasty apple. An apple pie is a household recipe which reminds us that fall is just around the corner. Apples can also be great when added to oatmeal for breakfast partnered with some cinnamon and brown sugar.

Image Source: www.everydayhealth.com

yournetbiz-next-page-button

2792

Since the 1850’s, the practice of preserving food by way of canning was already a popular practice in the United States. Food preserved by using the methods of canning can last for more than a year if it is done properly. There may be more than a thousand food recipes in North America alone that can be cooked and preserved thru canning, but for a beginner, making his very first canned recipe can be a great achievement in itself.

Here are 6 Easy Recipes for Beginners in Canning

orange_marmalade2

source: godine

1. English Marmalade

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Seville or bitter oranges
  • 1 large lemon
  • water
  • 8 cups sugar

Preparing an English Marmalade needs time. Three days to be exact. Here’s how to do it.

  • On the first day, prepare your oranges and lemons by removing their ends and cutting them in quarter length sizes. All of the seeds should be removed and the fruits should also be sliced as thin as possible. Next, put everything in a large kettle and add cold water. Mix everything, cover, and leave it overnight.
  • On day two, take your kettle and bring it to boil. After finish boiling, remove it from the heat. Again, mix everything by stirring then cover your kettle. Leave it again for 24 hours.
  • On the third and final day, bring your kettle again to boil then add sugar. While simmering, continuously stir your jam for two hours. When you notice that the peel is already soft and transparent, bring it again to boil, cooking it for about 30 minutes. Finally, let your jam settle for a few minutes then seal it in your sterile jars.

yournetbiz-next-page-button