Broccoli harvested last  month

                          Elderberry flowers that we gather to dry and make tea with in the wintertime

                                                Little kitty taking a nap on the front porch

                         Jasmine and Julia are working on editing the Homestead Blessings cookbook

                                                          Ready for blackberry pickin'?



                                                                      Black Gold




Believe it or not, this picture was taken at the crack of noon, in the middle of a major thunderstorm. It got so dark in the house that we needed the lamps to see by.




                     Canning "pineapple" from zucchini, using pineapple juice and raw sugar.


It tastes just like pineapple and you can use it as you would in any recipe calling for pineapple. This recipe is just one of the many handy homestead recipes you can find in our upcoming cookbook!!!



Today we canned green tomatoes, also using the recipe out of our cookbook. As you can see, Jasmine is reading from the sample copy that we just got back form the printers!

The complete, finished Homestead Blessings Cookbook, is coming soon, so keep checking our website!
www.homestead-blessings.com 

14 comments:

Kels said...

wow! All of those fruits look delicious! I bet they made excellent jams and jellies.
Using pineapple juice to can zucchini? That's really neat. I wish I would have known how to do that a couple months ago when we had an abundance of zucchini from our garden! I'll have to remember next year. :)

I'm so excited for y'alls cookbook to come out!! Your videos have been a wonderful blessing to me, I know your cookbook will be too!

Many blessings, xxxx~Kelsey

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful photos of life on your farm...

I am happy you are doing a cookbook! That is so interesting about the cucumbers as pineapple....

Amelia said...

Well my goodness! Learn something new everyday! Zucchini for pineapple!

I sure enjoyed my visit here. I will be watching out for that cookbook, my girls and I will enjoy it.

We have loads of blackberries or dewberries? on our property..but this year because of the drought the poor little things were so tiny. I would have loved to have tried to can some.

You all are a blessing to us!

~Amelia

Charli Armstrong said...

Oh I can't wait for the cookbook!

Mrs. Trixi said...

I have never even heard of pineapple juice to can my zucchini. I can't wait to get the new cookbook. What a great blessing.

Mikailah said...

Beautiful!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I am really looking forward to your cookbook coming out! I am sure it will be just wonderful!
Loved all the photos! Have a wonderful week ahead!

Kindly,
Katy

Laura @ Getting There said...

A Homestead Blessings cookbook, how exciting! I know now what I am asking for for Christmas this year...

Stephanie said...

What is the name of the song y'all play on the blog?

Deja said...

I am looking forward to the cookbook! I have my own zucchini plant and I just harvested my first ever! yummy looking fruits! God bless!


~Deja:)

Findley Follies said...

YAY for a Homestead Blessings cookbook! I canned a bunch of peaches today, but I've never heard of canning with pineapple juice. How fun!

Marissa ♥ said...

I'm looking forward to the Homestead Blessings Cookbook!
:) Lovely photos!

Kim said...

I look forward to your cookbook and I think you ought to write an ebook on your daily life and how you live without so many modern conveinces.
I would purchase one!!

Kim

Endah Murniyati said...

the berries looks so fresh and delicious. Green farm, really green world. nice picture