I have a potted indoor Bearss lime tree, happily purchased last year from Mile 5.2 Greenhouse in Eagle River, Alaska. It’s just a few feet high, and it offers plenty of flowers, but hasn’t produced full-sized limes yet.
I’ve noticed the lime tree leaves smell great when you rub them or scratch them. They don’t give off much of an odor right away, but treat those lime leaves like a scratch ‘n’ sniff sticker, and they hold an incredible aroma that actually smells just like limes. Continue reading Making hot tea from Bearss Lime tree leaves
Have way too many crabapples and just don’t know what to do with them? Make crabapple infused vodka. It’s amazing. Continue reading Crabapple infused vodka: delicious & easy
My wonderful friend Anna has a huge crabapple tree in her yard in Anchorage, Alaska. She picked about 2 gallons worth of crabapples, then the jam party got started. Continue reading Cooking & Canning Homemade Crabapple Jam
It was time to harvest my beets, and I wanted to try canning at home.
I took a few classes on canning earlier this year from the UAF extension office in Anchorage, so I was familiar with the differences between the hot water bath canning method and a pressure canner, but I had never done it on my own. Continue reading First Time Canning With a Water Bath: Pickled Homegrown Beets