• Fall Preview September 19th

    by  • September 10, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Watch for an exclusive offer in eLeaf next week to use that night!

    ~ local pumpkins

    ~ Food tasting from our Gourmet Pantry

    ~ drawings

    ~ Sights, scents and tastes of fall

    Special Order Fruit Trees

    by  • September 10, 2014 • 0 Comments

    from Dave Wilson Nursery

    Apples ~ Pears ~ Plums ~ Apricots ~ Jujubes ~ Nectarines ~ Peaches

    Looking for a certain fruit tree? Maybe you prefer a certain rootstock? Order now!

    IT’S EASY (more…)

    Decorative Edible Ice Cubes!

    by  • August 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Check out this beautiful & tasty recipe we just found from Republic of Tea!

    Find Republic of Tea, Iced Teas in our Pantry!

    Adria’s Favorite Tomato Recipes!

    by  • July 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    I have been asked many time to share my recipes. These are recipes that I have found somewhere (and failed to note the original source) or have adapted to my taste. These are all recipes that I almost exclusively cook or can from my garden! I hope you enjoy them as I do.

    Adria’s Pasta Sauce


    16 oz tomato sauce (see Adria’s Easy Tomato Sauce)

    1/2 lb ground beef (omit if only water bath) (more…)

    Another Preserving Tip…Journal!

    by  • July 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    For those who know me, I am an obsessive note taker. I am the crazy person who weighs and logs in all the produce from my garden (yeah I really do!). I also have a journal where I record my preserving endeavors. I do this for multiple reasons:

    1. So I know what I actually did! With the craziness of life I don’t need to try to remember these things, do¬† you?

    2. So I know what recipe I used. With all the resources out there these days I drive myself crazy trying to remember. Was it in my Ball Book? On Pinterest? Another website? Did I make any changes to the recipe?


    The many ways to preserve Peaches!

    by  • July 11, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Here we are, already rolling into midsummer and it’s Peach season! Here in California’s Central Valley, if you don’t have your own Peach tree you are probably friends with a farmer or someone who does! If not, most cities have a Certified Farmers Market and lots of fruit stands that you can buy fresh local produce from. Peaches, like many fruit trees, are such abundant producers that you usually run out of ideas to use them all! Of course if you have a tree and have used all you can with some remaining, please find your local food pantry to donate to!

    Here are some of the many ways you can preserve Peaches. If you need some tips on where to start, see my previous post here.