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Pepper Quiche: Ingredients: makes 4 pepper cups ( 2 whole peppers) - 2 peppers - 3 eggs [I use organic and free-range] - 1/4 cup of tomatoes - 1/4 cup of onion - 1/4 cup of broccoli - 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese - 1 tbsp of butter - 1/8 cup of milk - 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper (optional for heat) - pinch of black pepper - pinch of sea salt

Homemade Tomato Powder

Tomato Powder: How to Make & Use Powder from Dried Tomatoes

Homemade stevia extract: You can grow stevia at home, in pots or in your garden, and harvest it for dried leaves or extract.

How to juice a juicier lemon: Many people are under the impression that to freeze lemons, you have to juice them & freeze the juice. I did that for a long time. Several years ago, I had to “save the lemons” & didn’t have time to juice them. I threw them all in the freezer whole &... Read More at www.vicariouslyvi...

How to Make Vanilla Extract

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    Begin by slicing through each bean lengthwise, leaving about one inch at the top of each bean uncut so that it stays together. Place all of your cut Vanilla Beans into your jar. Place all of your cut Vanilla Beans into your jar. Fill the jar with vodka. Once the jar is full with beans and vodka, put the lid on…then put the jar in a dark place (like in the back of a cabinet). It needs to stay there for FOUR to SIX MONTHS in order to become vanilla extract! Occasionally, you should get it out and shake it up a bit, then put it back into it’s dark place.To complete your vanilla once six months have passed: strain out your vanilla beans with a coffee filter lined colander and tada…you have vanilla extract! Bottle it up in dark amber bottles.1 quart of vanilla…use one quart of vodka and 20 Vanilla Beans. You can reuse the beans several times before they lose their flavor.

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    1 quart is equal to 2 pints, or 4 cups, or 32 ounces.

Vanilla Extract: 16 vanilla bean pods, split lengthwise, 750 mL vodka (3 cups or 25 oz). Remove cork/cap from the bottle of vodka. Pour out enough vodka to make yourself a cocktail (or two if you are so inclined). Insert split vanilla bean pods into bottle and replace the cork. I usually have two bottles-one that I am working from and one that is “brewing”. I find that the extract is best when allowed to brew for at least three months.

Vanilla Bean Resource: 1/4 Pound LB Madagascar Bourbon Planifolia Extract Grade B Vanilla Beans 6~7"

Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe. Ingredients: -Jar or Bottle. -Vanilla Beans in your favorite variety (rule of thumb is 5 beans per 1 cup of alcohol). -Vodka, but you can also use Bourbon, Rum or Brandy.

How To Make Vanilla Extract (Homemade)
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    Directions: 1. Use a knife to split the bean in half, leave about ½ inch at each end intact. 2. Put your vanilla beans in your glass bottle or jar and cover with vodka. 3. Close jar or bottle and store in a cool, dry place for at least 8 weeks. Give the bottle a shake every week or so. As you use the vanilla, simply add in more liquor to replace what you have used. After 8 weeks the vast majority of the extraction process is complete. At this point the the vanilla is ready to use and the vanilla beans can be removed. If the vanilla beans are left in the jar, the flavor will continue to evolve (just be sure the beans are always submerged in alcohol).

Since we began pickling our own cucumbers, store-bought pickles seem so limp, soggy, artificially colored, and unappealing. You'll LOVE how easy it is to get pickles packed with flavor right out of your own kitchen!

How to Freeze Snap Peas without Blanching {and Snow Peas, too!}

Make Your Own Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand!

Preserving the Harvest: How to Freeze Sweet Peppers - No Special Equipment or Boiling Water Required!

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    Take a sharp knife and slice off the stem. Then cut the pepper in half lengthwise and pull out the seeds. Be sure to save the seeds from your best looking specimens. Simply detach them from the membranes and, if they seem a little moist, put them in a nice dry spot for a while. Otherwise stick them right into a little labeled storage bag. I either use itty bitty zipper seal bags or reuse the paper envelopes the seeds I ordered came in.

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    That's it. You're now ready to grow an even better crop of peppers next year. Isn't it nice when something is so easy? And freezing your beautiful bounty is just as painless. The pepper halves go right into a freezer bag; no blanching required. You can vacuum seal them with a FoodSaver if you want them to last longer, but it's not necessary. (I do seal up all my green beans with my FoodSaver.) Just 'spoon' the halves together and pack them tightly into the bags so you don't have a lot of extra air inside. Seal them up, label, and toss into the freezer. Done!

Tutorial: MAKING BUTTER. Ingredients: Whipping cream (any amount, NOT ultra-pasteurized), A blender or food processor, Water, A glass dish. Pour your whipping cream into your blender, I can only do 2 cups at a time, or else it doesn’t all get mixed in well. Now, place the blender on the base and turn it on LOW. On my Vitamix, 3 is the best setting. If I turn it too high, it will whip the cream until thick, then get stuck and be unable to move further.

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    here’s what to do next: pour off the buttermilk into a separate container and KEEP IT. It can be used like milk, and ironically has a high fat content. You do not want to get rid of this!! It is not the same as cultured buttermilk, but it is still very good to use.

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    Then, pour some water in the blender. Use a spatula to squish it around, like I’m doing in the above picture. The water will be white at first. Pour it off and repeat. Keep doing this until the water is clear. This is the most annoying and time consuming part, but you need to do it. This “washes” the butter — gets the remaining milk out. If you don’t, your butter won’t last very long.

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    Once your butter is washed and has been pressed so that all the water (or as much as possible) is out, it’s time to store it. I buy glass Pyrex dishes, 3-cup size. I split my 1/2 gal. of cream into 2 dishes. One goes in the fridge, one goes in the freezer.

Butter is one of the easiest things to make. Let the milk stand for 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator to separate into cream and skim milk.

How To Make Raw Butter

Making Grape Juice: A big metal pot is used to cook the grapes. I place the clean grapes in the pot and add enough water to cover the fruit. I then boil them, reduce to a simmer, and mash them for about 15 minutes after boiling. Some people like to use a juicer to chop up the grapes prior to boiling. This helps, but is not necessary.

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    The mash is filtered through a strainer to make the juice. Some people like to filter the juice through cheese cloth, which removes all large particles and most of the color. We just refrigerate the juice and drink it fresh for several days. If you want to make wine or can the juice, follow the links.

How to Render Lard the Right Way (Snow White, Odorless)

Heirlooms on Ice. Freeze Raw Tomatoes Whole, Bag Up. Thaw, Blanch and Can Later or Add to Cooked Recipes. Tips. Tutorial. Photo: michaela @

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    freeze tomatoes without blanching or skinning. Later, I pull the tomatoes out and then blanch them (you can remove the skin just as easily after freezing and blanching) and can them, or thaw them and use as-is in my cooking throughout the winter months (freezing does destroy the firm texture, so don’t substitute frozen tomatoes for fresh in uncooked recipes)

Make frozen herb cubes: Once everything is chopped up, spoon the herbs into an ice cube tray, making sure to distribute evenly. Pack them in pretty tightly. Top off the tray with water Pour the water in slowly. Too much water pressure has the tendency to send your chopped herbs all over the place. Put the cubes in a freezer bag after the cubes are frozen. Drop the cubes into soups or sauces as you need them.