Family Dinner Plan: Whole30 days 7-13

The first 6 days of the Whole30 challenge were, well, challenging. For the last few weeks, I have been reducing my sugar intake and cutting back on most breads and pastas, but that still did not prepare me for complete removal of these items from my diet. I was a little tired mid-week, and one

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Tomatoes, it’s time folks

Jars of canned tomatoesOf course I canned tomatoes this weekend, now is the time. So did other bloggers, such as Lelo in Nopo (met her at BlogHer, and have really been enjoying her blog), Hedonia (another from BlogHer) and Andrea’s Recipes (yet another BlogHer contact). All have great instructions and loads of pictures if you

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Jam Making 101: Getting started

Peach Ginger JamToday I am making jam. I like canning – it is like baking, requiring a certain amount of attention to detail, but like cooking, allows for a bit of experimentation. I started canning and preserving foods about 8 years ago, when my son was born, in an effort to relive some of the

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