The Harvest Season Has Begun |

These days I’ve been finding myself buried in home picked vegetables and preserving the harvest. Since I still have a couple boxes of peaches, apples, zucchini, and peppers to put up, I thought I’d leave you with some pictures that I share on instagram.

Feel free to follow me there as I share my journey in food, faith, and family.

Have a great Labor Day!

Oh…by the way, I am so excited to announce that For The Family has officially launched today! It’s a brand new website by Pat and Ruth Schwenk (The Better Mom). The mission of For the Family is to encourage and equip families to build God-honoring homes for the glory of God and the good of the world.

Here’s the coolest thing, I’ve been asked to be a contributor! I’m so humbled to be able to serve on this new journey along side some pretty amazing people that God is using in mighty ways. I’m really praying that by sharing my recipes and cooking tips, that God will be able to use me to help woman throughout our country learn to cook simple foods that will bring about joy, comfort, and nourishment to their family tables. God is good!

So…here are my instagram pics. Enjoy!

The Harvest Season Has Begun |

Today’s harvest. #urbanhomesteading #organicgardening

The Harvest Season Has Begun |

Thinning the sprouts. Hopefully, we’ll have some nice ones for our Thanksgiving meal. #urbanhomesteading #organicgardening

The Harvest Season Has Begun |

I spy with my little eye, small heads of cauliflower. Better keep a close eye on these. They’ll flower quickly! Yes, heads of cauliflower are actually tons of little flowers waiting to bloom. It makes for a great gardening lesson 😉 #urbanhomesteading #organicgardening

The Harvest Season Has Begun |

Oh my yum! My homemade gravlax using Norwegian salmon tastes incredible! #cured #salmon

I’ll be sharing a tutorial soon on how to cure your own salmon at home.

The Harvest Season Has Begun |

Goodness, these grew so fast! I wasn’t expecting my Spanish zucchini until Fall. #blessed #urbanhomesteading #organicgardening

The Harvest Season Has Begun |

7 quarts and 17 pints of salsa. I think that should be good until next year. #urbanhomesteading #canningrevolution

Click here for my recipe on homemade salsa.  There is a slight change on how I preserve my salsa. I no longer drain the juices as it took way too much time. I now, add all ingredients to a large pot and for every batch, I add one 6oz can of tomato paste. It quickly thickens the salsa to my liking 😀  I used 4 cans of tomato paste for the salsa that I canned in the picture above.

The Harvest Season Has Begun |

Yes! I got my peaches! I’m dreaming pie 😉 #peaches

The Harvest Season Has Begun |

This morning’s harvest. #urbanhomesteading #organicgardening #blessed

The Harvest Season Has Begun |

From garden to plate. Pimientos frito. I could survive on this!!

For the recipe on fried peppers with kosher salt (pimientos frito), click here. You can use any variety of sweet pepper and get the same great taste 😉

Has the preserving season been keeping you busy?  Please share with me what you’ve been putting up for the winter.

Diana is a mother of three, proud wife, and humbled daughter of God. She finds the most joy meeting with Jesus in her organic gardens. She is completely blessed to be able to call herself a stay at home mom where she home educates her children, joyfully serves her husband, and cooks nourishing, real food, for her family. She loves connecting with people on facebook, google+, pinterest, and instagram.

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