Canning Water Go Figure!!

Canning water who would have thought that there was a need.  But there is and it is a very good idea.  You do not need a lot but some if a very smart idea for emergency.  It last for a very long time.

It is a very simple process and takes very little time.  No real prep work because is no cutting, dicing and slicing.

Also in most cases if you loose your power you loose your water supply so it may sound a little silly but if you think about it it’s not a bad idea for emergencies.

Almost everyone have jars sitting around collecting dust and other unwanted critters. Wash them fill them with water can them and you have a safe supply of water.

Lots of times I don’t have enough jars to fill either my water bath or canner so why not fill the vacant hole with a jar of water.

Just make sure that you date them like you would anything that you can so that you can rotate the dates of use.

canning water

Canning Water

You can use any size of jars that you have that are empty.  She just happened to have half gallon ones sitting around.

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Canning Jam Made Simple!

Canning Jam With No Pectin !

Canning jam the easy way.  Three ingredients is all it takes to make lovely yummy jam.  I have never put pectin in any of my jams I let nature take its course.

We also do not like our jam real sweet so I always cut back on the amount of sugar that I use.  We like it tarty and the real fruity flavour.

I have never made jam with the fruit that this lady is using.  It is not a real abundant fruit in our area it is like a specialty fruit and real expensive. What we do use is strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and lots of wild berries like Saskatoon’s and Huckleberries. We have other wild berries but they are not as readily picked as the others. I have never found the need for adding pectin.

Doing it this way is one of the simplest methods for getting your fruit looked after and stored for the winter months.

Another thing I really like is the no fuss way she explains all the different steps you have to take.  Straight and to the point.

canning jam

canning jam

canning pot

preparing fruit for canning


Canning Fruit by Making Jam at Home. No Pectin. Simple Recipe.

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Easter Is Coming!

Here Is A Great Recipe For Easter!

This is a great project to do with your kids . They would have a fantastic time doing their own eggs.

I always did things special for the holiday and this is something if my children were younger that I would do.  It is neat that you can fill them full of surprises.

You will need a mold but there are lots of places where you can pick them up at.  We have a craft store and it has every kind of mold going. The bulk food place has every color and flavor of chocolate you can imagine so it should be easy to get the right supplies. And all the different kinds of candies imaginable.  I think you would have trouble deciding there are so many varieties.

So I hope everyone has a great Holiday and eats a ton of chocolates. Lol…




Amazing Easter Eggs How To Cook That Ann Reardon Easter 2016

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Growing Potatoes In A Box!

Do You Know How To Grow 100 lbs. Of Potatoes In A Box

Well I am going to let you in on this secret. I have been looking at the different ways and I like this one that I have found.

The reason being that I am looking for a way to grow a lot of potatoes in a small area, and in a container that I can work on.  With my heath issues kneeling is almost impossible for me.  So all my gardening has to be up where I can get at it.

Potatoes like a slightly acidic soil low-pH around 5.0 provides good control of common scab.

Fertilizer you can use to get a excellent crop is an all-purpose 5-5-5 organic brand.

You plant in one bottom layer, boarding up the sides of each layer and adding dirt as you go higher (you wait until the plants have grown a bit before adding a new layer). While new potatoes are growing in the top layers, remove the boards from the first layer at the bottom to carefully dig out any that are ready for harvesting. Fill the dirt back in and board up the box again. You move up the layers and harvest as they are ready. I imagine the new potatoes in the first couple bottom layers would be somewhat awkward to get at but as you move higher–not so bad.


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They say that you can harvest as you go along but I’m not sure I would do that with ours because our climate is cooler and we really only get one real good harvest a year with root crops.  So I think it would be a call you would make according to the weather in your area.

There are only two of us so I am sure one box will do us just fine. To bad it wouldn’t work with carrots. I will figure something out.

If we grew a lot of our vegetables in these up right ob ideas we could have quite the crop for our winters harvest.

This will also work real well if you have very limited space like a balcony even you would just need a tray to set it in and the first layer would have more dirt. or you could even us a garbage can and layer it as it grew and do the one time digging like we are going to do.  All kinds of ideas.

Happy Planting!!

Tomatoes Growing them In A Greenhouse!

Learning How To Grow Greenhouse Tomatoes!

This shows you all the little things that you have to do to have a great crop of tomatoes from your plants.

Shows you which suckers to take off and when which is a great thing to know when you are just starting out.

I made sure that I had good soil in my greenhouse and that I had the right fertilizer for tomatoes and when to fertilize.  My plants were very healthy and produced a lot of tomatoes last year.  I am going to work a little harder at it this year and see if I can double my crop.

I have only started gardening seriously so I still have a lot to learn. I enjoy it though and am looking forward to learning more.



The tips and advice that he gives you is well worth the time it will take to listen to his video.  I know I have learnt a few things and am going to apply them this year when it comes time to plant.

How to Grow Greenhouse Tomato Plants

Video by: CaliforniaGardener

Growing Lots of Cucumbers!

How To Grow and Care For Cucumbers and Get A Great Crop!

Last year I had the healthiest cucumber plants but I lost a lot because I didn’t get the flowers pollinated in time.  So this year I know better and will definitely get things right.

So I thought I would take a look at some videos by gardeners on growing them and amazingly enough I believe I have solved my problem.

I am going to be growing tomatoes and cucumbers.  My tomatoes did great so I think I have that going for me.

I had a couple squash plants and I believe the same issue was wrong with them as with my cucumbers I only got a few the rest were no pollinated and shriveled up and died. So I know now how to fix that but not sure if I will grow them again.  Have to see.



If they are not pollinated this is what they will look like.  So if you have them in your green house and they are not producing then you have to pollinate them because there is not enough bees to do the job.

How to Grow and Pollinate Greenhouse Cucumbers

I hope this short video answers some of your questions that you may have been wondering about.  Experienced gardeners will know this but beginners need to know some  of the pitfalls.

Video by: CaliforniaGardener

Canning Fish!

Canning My Summer’s Fish!

Thought I had better can my fish from this summer.  Don’t want to get it freezer burnt.

This is just a little bit of what I need to do. But it is fun.  My husband and I did it together.  He catches and I do the canning usually.

I add a little bit of salt to each jar and the fish, lid them and pressure cook them for 90 minutes.

We got almost twenty jars when we were done, so that will do us for a while.  Don’t have to buy fish for sandwiches or soups.

Can’t wait for summer and fishing season to start again going to can more this year.

Next project wild cranberry jelly and ketchup it is the best.  I picked about two gallons this past fall time to get them in a jar.






Valentine Makeup!

Getting Ready For Valentines Day Fun!

Whether you are going on a first date or out with your long time sweetheart.  Looking special is on your mind.

Your makeup is one of the first things on your mind after, what should I wear?

So here are some suggestions that you can take and either use or modify for yourself. Making it fit the clothes that you are wearing.

Valentines day is a special day for most of us and have fun dressing up and going out with our special someone.

Sometimes its even just going out with a bunch of your real good friends.

If you can’t afford the lashes or put them on properly don’t worry use your mascara to the best of your lash potential it will look just fine.

There is another option they have people who can put lashes on you and they last up to a month.  It is a little more costly but they last for a long time.  So it is all in what you want and can afford.

Your extra special person will love you anyway.  So have a wonderful Valentines Day.



2 Valentine’s Day Makeup LOOKS | Carli Bybel

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Cutting And Serving Pineapple!

How Many Ways To Cut A Pineapple, Do You Know?

Want to learn how to cut a pineapple in some really neat ways?  You can learn and practice.  When you have company for dinner you can make a nice fancy dessert with this delicious fruit.

I always buy mine fresh and cut it. Never have designed it, usually just peel and cut.  But these are some real simple ways to make a nice job of displaying .

You would have to have a couple tools to accomplish the way he has cut up his fruit. You could make some real nice fruit salads if you mix up some more fruit with it.  Using the outside of the pineapple as a fancy bowl.

I have seen it cut up into some real fancy food art but that is way above anything I could do.  But this is something doable.




4 Ways How To Cut And Serve Pineapple

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Butter – The Five Tip’s!

Butter – Find Out The Great Things You Can Do With It!

This shows you how to make butter yourself. Great idea if you have the cream in the fridge and don’t know what to do with it.

There is nothing better then fresh butter. You can leave it as it is made or you can add a little salt.

When we used to buy fresh cows milk, I used to make my own butter all the time.  That is pretty much what we were raised on.

While you have it fresh in the container you can make flavoured butter to use on all kinds of dishes.  There are garlic butters, spiced butters any spice that you are particular to, you can use to flavour your butter.




It’s kind of a neat idea making a candle out of it, but its a good thing to know if you need it at some point in your life.

You can use it to baste your fish or steak it brings out some great flavours.

You may find that it is not the same colour as bought, but that is normal. Mine was never the same colour.

Making your own also lets you know what is in it.  You have control over the additives. And as you will see you do not need a fancy machine to get it done.

Hope you enjoy this short video on different ways you can make and use butter.


5 Butter Life Hacks – Complation

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