5 Ways to Preserve Your Herbs (including easy pesto recipe)

5 Ways to Preserve Your Herbs (plus easy pesto recipe) | Fall is just about here and many of us are busy preserving the summer harvest. While you are freezing, canning, and dehydrating fruits and veggies, don’t forget to preserve your herbs, too! Both medicinal and culinary herbs can be preserved in a variety of ways for use throughout the year. Here are 5 ways to preserve and store your herb harvest. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Fall is just about here and many of us are busy preserving the summer harvest. While you are freezing, canning, and dehydrating fruits and veggies, don’t forget to preserve your herbs, too! Both medicinal and culinary herbs can be preserved in a variety of ways for use throughout the year. Here are 5 ways to preserve and store your herb harvest. [by Andrea Sabean]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream (plus how to make it in a Ziploc!)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream | Nothing beats the heat of August like a few scoops of ice cream. We almost always have homemade ice cream in the freezer. When you take the time to make ice cream from scratch with nourishing ingredients, your reward is a healthy food. This ice cream could be eaten for breakfast without too much guilt! Plus, how to make it in a ziploc! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Nothing beats the heat of August like a few scoops of ice cream. We almost always have homemade ice cream in the freezer. When you take the time to make ice cream from scratch with nourishing ingredients, your reward is a healthy food. This ice cream could be eaten for breakfast without too much guilt! Plus, how to make it in a ziploc! [by Lee Burdett]

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza | You'll love amazing brick oven-crispy-chewy, full-flavored pizza -- and you'll appreciate not heating up the kitchen in the summer. With these techniques, your grill, and my special Italian pizza dough and sauce recipes (some of which I learned while in Italy), expect to be transported across the sea to Naples, the birthplace of pizza. | GNOWFGLINS.com

You’ll love amazing brick oven-crispy-chewy, full-flavored pizza — and you’ll appreciate not heating up the kitchen in the summer. With these techniques, your grill, and my special Italian pizza dough and sauce recipes (some of which I learned while in Italy), expect to be transported across the sea to Naples, the birthplace of pizza. [by Lee Burdett]

The Big Flat Reuben: A Real Food Big Flat Sandwich

The Big Flat Real Food Reuben Sandwich | Who knew that making a big honkin' loaf-sized sandwich and flattening it under cement blocks, rocks, or gym weights could be so fun (or so delicious)? I'd seen other Big Flat Sandwiches around the internet, but when Wardee first presented the idea of making a real food Big Flat Sandwich, I immediately knew I needed to try my all-time favorite sandwich -- the Reuben. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Who knew that making a big honkin’ loaf-sized sandwich and flattening it under cement blocks, rocks, or gym weights could be so fun (or so delicious)? I’d seen other Big Flat Sandwiches around the internet, but when Wardee first presented the idea of making a real food Big Flat Sandwich, I immediately knew I needed to try my all-time favorite sandwich — the Reuben. [by Kresha Faber]

The Ultimate Cheese Press is Updated (New Video)!

The Ultimate Cheese Press Is Updated! (New Video) | Just a quick note this Saturday morning to share news of my favorite cheese press, the Ultimate Cheese Press from Homesteader Supply. It's design is improved, it's now being made from hardwood maple, and it's being seasoned with organic coconut oil! The bit about seasoning is the best part. Jerri from Homesteader Supply heard my request to give us a press that's got an oil we love to use -- and she listened. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Just a quick note this Saturday morning to share news of my favorite cheese press, the Ultimate Cheese Press from Homesteader Supply. It’s design is improved, it’s now being made from hardwood maple, and it’s being seasoned with organic coconut oil! The bit about seasoning is the best part. Jerri from Homesteader Supply heard my request to give us a press that’s got an oil we love to use — and she listened. [by Wardee Harmon]

A Handy Guide for Washing Produce

A Handy Guide for Washing Produce | Many of you are planning out lovely gardens or have already started hitting the farmers market early on Saturday mornings, so I figure it's the perfect to time to talk about preserving your abundance of produce. I don't mean recipes, canning, or lacto-fermentation, though. I want to talk about the first thing you do to produce once you bring it home. Let's talk about washing produce! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Many of you are planning out lovely gardens or have already started hitting the farmers market early on Saturday mornings, so I figure it’s the perfect to time to talk about preserving your abundance of produce. I don’t mean recipes, canning, or lacto-fermentation, though. I want to talk about the first thing you do to produce once you bring it home. Let’s talk about washing produce! [by Lindsey Dietz]

Fresh Bread on a Wood Stove

Fresh Bread on a Woodstove | My family and I greatly enjoy our winters in Idaho. It gets snowy and cold, but the snow stays around and the cold is a crisp cold -- not a bone-chilling cold with heavy humidity, like we were used to when we lived on the East Coast. We look forward to the snowshoe hikes, the warmth and coziness of the fire, and the benefits of cooking on a wood stove all winter long. I love using my wood stove for our meals, breads, and baked goods. We are very frugal here in the wilderness, so when I can utilize a free resource instead of one I have to pay for, it only seems right. | GNOWFGLINS.com

My family and I greatly enjoy our winters in Idaho. It gets snowy and cold, but the snow stays around and the cold is a crisp cold — not a bone-chilling cold with heavy humidity, like we were used to when we lived on the East Coast. We look forward to the snowshoe hikes, the warmth and coziness of the fire, and the benefits of cooking on a wood stove all winter long. I love using my wood stove for our meals, breads, and baked goods. We are very frugal here in the wilderness, so when I can utilize a free resource instead of one I have to pay for, it only seems right. [by Tammy Trayer]

A Victorian Christmas: Using Seasonal and Preserved Foods at Christmas

A Victorian Christmas: Using Seasonal and Preserved Foods at Christmas (and a note about suet) | GNOWFGLINS.com

After spending far too much time in delightful research, here are my takes on three popular Christmas recipes that feature seasonal or preserved foods commonly found during the Victorian era, as well as links to other favorite foods that deserve a place on any Christmas table, regardless of the period of history. [by Kresha Faber]