Canning Season and the New Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

Canning season officially began last night in our house. It was one of the most fun opening nights I've had. :) Two friends came over, one canned with me, the other drank wine with us while we worked hard for those little 4 oz jars of precious jam. Girl talk and canning = a perfect night! I even … [Read more...]

Winter Squash: Everything You Need To Know

One of my favorite things about the fall is the realization that though the tomatoes, fruits, and summer veggies might be coming to an end, there is a whole new harvest waiting for me. Walking into my first October market, I find myself feeling rejuvenated and ready for the beautiful colors that are … [Read more...]

Sweet Tomato Sauce – Naturally Sweet With Just 5 Main Ingredients {Recipe}

Clearly I am a huge tomato fan. I love everything about this season. From cherry tomatoes to lovely large rainbow hued heirlooms to dense fleshy saucers, nothing beats the flavors of these fruits. For years I have been indulging in homemade sauce. You really can't go wrong with homemade … [Read more...]

Strawberry Pick-Your-Own Season: What To Do With Your Haul

Strawberry "Pick-Your-Own" season is in full swing here on the east coast. C and I headed out the last weekend of May to make sure to be the first ones at the farm to pick. We failed miserably. Arriving 5 minutes before 7 a.m., we were about the 20th there! The fields were full of anxious pickers … [Read more...]

Canning Season’s About To Begin – Here’s What You Need To Know

Every year right around this time I start to get really excited. Just the other day we had our first 80 degree day (nevermind that it dropped back down into the 30's last week). The kids get excited, they start asking if they can wear short sleeves (Crazy!), mom gets happier, and we all head … [Read more...]

Roasted Beet, Tomato, and Spinach Mini Crustless Quiches {Recipe}

One thing I am not very good at is eating breakfast. I am awesome at drinking coffee, not breakfast eating though. We hit the ground running and by the time the kids are fed, we are headed out the door to take C to school. Time flies and before I know it it's lunch. I LOVE quiche and have been … [Read more...]

Simple Gardening – The UrbMat – Amazing!!

All right, so in full disclosure, I have not yet tested out this product. Literally, some information came through my inbox and after checking it out more and more, I have become completely obsessed with this UrbMat and super excited about the possibilities that it provides! So, let's chat about … [Read more...]

Roasted Beets – And A Few Ideas For What To Do With Them

Years ago if you would have asked me if I wanted roasted beets I would have looked at you cross eyed. Ummm...no! Honestly, I just would have been unwilling to try them. You see, I had only ever seen beets pickled with hard boiled eggs. These were the way we ate them growing up and I hated them, … [Read more...]

Winter CSA Veggies And What To Do With Them {Locavore Living}

Last year, I wrote a post on "Locavore Living" every Friday. I stopped doing it toward the end of the year because I wasn't really sure about how it was received. Recently when I asked you all to fill out a survey on your likes and dislikes and ideas for The Vintage Mom, the consensus was to bring … [Read more...]

Sweet Cabbage and Kale Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

This summer, we were over good friends of ours house for a BBQ. We had your classic, traditional burgers, chips, dip, and hot dogs. And then, we had "the salad". It was the most delicious salad that I have ever tasted. Made with a base of cabbage and and kale, Ashley put together this mix of … [Read more...]

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