Pickling Spice Recipe

No additives. No preservatives. No MSG.   Nothing but real food and goodness. I’ve tweaked this recipe to my version of perfection! Pickling Spice 2 cinnamon sticks (crushed) 5 bay leaves 6 tablespoons mustard seed 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorn 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon whole cloves 1 teaspoon mace 1 teaspoon dill seed 1 teaspoon ground ginger 6 teaspoons … Read More

Spicy Spices

We cook a lot You probably already know that though. and I’m sick of how cruddy the spice cabinet looks We buy bulk from a local spice store: Molly Bea’s Ingredients (so inexpensive compared to the McChain store) Not wanting to spend mega-bucks on spice containers (ugly spice containers) the beautiful herbs and spices just sat. Ugly. Until inspiration struck! … Read More

Freezing Sweet Corn on the Cob

Freezing sweet corn on the cob is so simple. 1. Shuck it (take the husks & silks off) 2. Blanch it (Boil it for 6 minutes) 3. Cool it (in ice water) 3. Freeze it (in Ziplocs) That’s it. At $2.00/dozen, I’m freezing about 10 dozen on the cob and 5 dozen off the cob. $30 for a year’s worth … Read More