Weather Prediction and Preserving Horse/Osage Apples – Phase 2

Fall Leaves Picture

Are you enjoying the cooler weather?  My cousin’s husband shared his pictures from their area around Nashville. Do you remember my cousin, Gracious Hollye, with the beautiful leaded glass antique door they designed for their butler’s pantry? GH’s husband, Guitar Gary, has many talents and interests – music (duh – guitar), building (their new home, […]

Preserving Horse/Osage Apples

Dried Horse/Osage Apples

When I published the Oh, Horse Apples! tablescape post last month, I mentioned that I wanted to dry these unique “apples”.  They have a brain-like texture in gorgeous lime green that I love.  When you mix them in arrangements with any type of purple leaves, they are stunning! I had not found a way to […]

The Joy of Water Bath Canning – a Tutorial

Water Bath Canning

Last week, I canned Pear Relish and shared the recipe with you.  Today, you’ll see the specifics of how I achieve a proper seal to my jars. You can find loads of information about canning in books, on internet sites, from grandma’s notes on recipes…and on and on.  If you’re just beginning to learn the […]

Pear Relish

Canning the Pears

Have you ever eaten pear relish? “What is pear relish eaten with?” you may be asking. Um, well…I like it on ham or turkey sandwiches, hot dogs, and anything involving mayo and mustard.  Yes, hamburgers…it’s very good on hamburgers. Some people eat it with home-grown field peas…black-eyed peas…crowder peas…and green beans.  This chow-type relish is […]