How to Roast and Grill Peppers

How to Roast and Grill Peppers - Andrea Meyers

It’s been a really good year for peppers in the Meyers home garden. After several years of bell pepper experiments, we’ve settled on a few varieties that do very well in our garden: Park’s Early Thickset (hybrid), California Wonder (heirloom), Big Bertha (hybrid), Early Sunsation (hybrid), and Tequila (hybrid). All of these produce well and… 

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Dry Beans and Legumes Cooking Chart

Andrea Meyers - Dry Beans and Lentils

I will use canned beans in a pinch because they are convenient, but increasingly I cook dry beans from scratch because I control the ingredients, such as the amount of salt which is often high in canned beans. I also prefer the flavor of freshly cooked beans over canned, though possibly the best reason is… 

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Home Canning (Boiling Water Method)

Home Canning (Boiling Water Method) - Andrea Meyers

Canning fruits and vegetables runs in my veins, though it took me many years to admit it. My paternal grandmother had an area in the basement where she kept all of her home-canned goods, including pickles, green beans, apple butter, tomatoes, tomato juice, jams, and jellies. My mother canned vegetables, jams, and jellies practically every… 

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