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Welcome to my Sustainable addiction! I am a DIY addict, Wife, Mother and Grandmother.  I enjoy sharing my all natural recipes, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene items, gardening and all things sustainable. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

How to can Pumpkin {Squash} Pie filling!


When you grow squash you either have a feast or famine and this year we have a feast x 100! I have been constantly picking, freezing, canning, cleaning, giving away and looking for even MORE recipes to utilize the bounty harvest we are having. After making pickles, marinades, casseroles, salads,jams and jelly's of various flavors I started thinking about how much I love pumpkin pies and apple butter, I just LOVE the cinnamon and spice flavors of fall. So I put my "experiment" hat on
this morning and came up with this recipe which turned out absolutely awesome, Seriously my house smelled like a fall day of baking pumpkin pies!



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mock Strawberry Jam with Squash or Zucchini

Yes you read the title correctly! It is AWESOME! It LOOKS like Jam, it TASTES like Jam and it SMELLS like Jam! It is EASY and it uses up your massive bounty of yellow squash or Zucchini. The Red color of the Jam looks so pretty! No one will ever know that you used the squash unless you tell them! I have now made 3 batches of this incredibly easy recipe - 1 Strawberry, 1 Orange and 1 mixed Berry & Grape - all are delicious! Below is a double batch that will yield 10 Pints - 9 to process in the canner and 1 for the refrigerator to eat now! You can successfully cut the ingredients in half and that will give you about 9 half pints. The beauty of this is you can use whatever flavor of Jello that you prefer! My next batch I am going to use Peach and make a Fresh Mint / Jalapeno Jam!