One of the things are pioneer forefathers did well was preserving their harvest. There is no sense doing all the hard work of growing a crop, if we don't preserve it to last.
I like a crop that is also pretty to look at. Those jars of jams and jellies lining my pantry sparkle as bright as any jeweled necklace to me.
Our first year with garlic, we planted the hardneck variety, not realizing you couldn't braid it. Live and learn. This year, we planted softnecked garlic. You can braid it to hang in your kitchen and it has a longer shelf life.[Read more…]