Q and A: saving squash seeds, Hopi Pale Grey squash, and apple-walnut cake

Saving squash seeds I harvested basketball sizes of Hopi squash this fall -- and we had the squash for our Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend. You are absolutely right -- DELICIOUS. Quick question regarding saving...

Q and A: canned jalapeños, fermenting foods, and pickling spices

Canned jalapeños I can a lot of jalapeños. First how long will they last? In some of my jars I added a little oil. In some of my jars I notice a black looking stuff...

Canning ham, green beans, and potatoes together, Using Splenda to can pickles, Doubling jam...

Canning ham, green bean, and potatoes together  I would like to know if you can tell me how to can green beans, ham and potatoes together. It sure would save me time in the winter...

Q and A: canning nopales and vitamin C to keep fruit fresh

Canning nopales Do you have any information on canning nopales? What about dehydrating? Shirley Sandquist Elwood, Illinois Nopales (or prickly pear cactus pads) are best canned as pickled. A simple pickling solution made of 1 cup white vinegar...

We woke up to snow!

Holy mackerel, we heard it might happen but we went to bed thinking "gee, it's surely not going to really snow…" But snow covered the ground early this morning and temps reached 32° F....