• About Rachel

    I live to eat and eat to live, planning every meal to include as much local and seasonal abundance as possible. My favorite color is purple, my favorite vegetable is whatever is fresh and local, and my favorite drink is whatever you're pouring. Follow me @racheltayse

    http://www.harmonioushomestead.com

    Meet Annabel

    by  • September 14, 2014 • Featured, Gardening & Pets • 4 Comments

    puppy annabel

    Since Devie the coonhound died in December we’ve been missing a big dog. Our spring and summer were so busy with the kitchen, guests, travel, and farming that we knew we had to wait so that we’d have the time to devote to training a new dog. We said that after Labor Day weekend,...

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    Homegrown Home-canned Salsa {Recipe}

    by  • September 3, 2014 • Featured, Make it Yourself, Preserving, Recipes, Recipes & Meals • 4 Comments

    home canned salsa recipe

    Home-canned salsa. It sounds so simple and yet many people struggle to make something that’s “just right”. The first recipe I tried was too watery. The next was too bland and the third had a too-cooked texture. ┬áThese were all a disappointing use of homegrown tomatoes and peppers! Then finally last year my friend...

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